Facility Expansion - South Transportation Center Phase 2
3151 Falcon Landing Blvd.
Katy, TX 77494
Estimated Project Timeline:
Final phase of the South Transportation site. Scope of work includes:
Background & Justification:
Katy ISD currently has two transportation centers serving the district ‐ the East Center, north of Mayde Creek High School, and the West Center, north of Hutsell Elementary off of Franz Road in the City of Katy. The West Center is at parking capacity; the East Center is nearly at parking capacity. In recent years, it has been necessary to relocate bus runs previously served out of the West Center to the East Center due to the lack of parking.
The need for a third transportation center in the southwest sector of the District was identified both in the 2002 Long Range Facilities Plan and in the 2006 bond planning discussions to address the growth needs of the District and the operational efficiencies a center in that area can provide because of the time and distance required to service that area. The site was identified on property owned by the District adjacent to Rylander Elementary. However, funding for the construction of the South Center was withdrawn from consideration by the 2006 Bond Planning Committee in its final deliberations.
From savings in other construction projects, construction of Phase I of the South Center was approved in 2009. Parking for approximately 70 buses was provided as well as fueling bays, and a bus wash structure, now being used as two maintenance bays, when the facility opened in 2011. In addition to establishing a transportation center presence in the southwest part of the District, Phase I provided some routing efficiencies for this very high ‐growth area. It is of significant benefit to coaches in the secondary schools in that area who presently spend a great deal of time traveling to/from the West Center to pickup/return an activity trip bus, frequently during the instructional day.
Because of the capacity needs that are expected to continue and the routing efficiencies and operational cost savings that can be created, the need still exists to fully build ‐out the South Transportation site.
This final phase would include vehicle maintenance bays, bus wash installation, administration, parking, daycare, and a satellite Maintenance/Police Substation.