TGC conducted a feasibility study for a multimodal terminal for the Concho Valley Rural Transit District (CVRTD). The purpose of the study was to determine how a transit terminal could meet the demands of, and generate benefits for multiple partners, including the rural provider (CVRTD), intercity bus companies (Kerrville Coaches and Concho Coaches), and the city bus service (San Angelo Street Railroad Company). In the feasibility study, TGC documented demand that could be served and benefits that could be gained by developing a multi-purpose facility that could be used by diverse group of stakeholders. Armed with this information, TGC assisted the CVRTD to pursue state and federal funding for the facility’s development.
TGC analyzed 11 sites before recommending one site for further development. Located just north of downtown, and adjacent to a rail spur, the site provided excellent access to the city’s highway system, provided a future rail linkage (an important site criteria for the CVRTD), and served as an stimulus to local development in this economically disadvantaged part of town. TGC worked with TCEQ and two environmental firms to establish the extent of the environmental issues, mitigate conditions, and achieve an environmental clearance that enabled the CVRTD to purchase and develop the property.
The facility’s attractive location presented an opportunity for CVRTD to develop a site and facility that could be used by multiple partners. By co-locating services complementary to transit, customers and clients can be better served and the CVRTD has the opportunity to generate future revenue. TGC worked with the design team and client to create a flexible site and building plan that could be developed as tenants are secured. TGC assisted the CVRTD to develop a lease for the San Angelo MPO to occupy office space within the main facility and for a disability advocacy organization to occupy an adjacent 3,200 square foot building, which was developed on the site.
In summary, TGC developed advanced planning documentation, procured design plans, received FTA LONPs and millions of dollars in federal and state funding to build the terminal, which was completed during the summer of 2012.