In 2005, TGC contracted with the Hill Country Transit District (HCTD) to complete a feasibility study to construct an administrative facility. The HCTD was seeking a new home since it had outgrown the space it had previously shared with the Hill County Community Action Agency. HCTD is a regional public transit system, encompassing 8,426 square miles, and consisting of three divisions: Rural, Killeen Urban and Temple Urban. The service area included two major traffic generators – Ft. Hood Military Base and IH-35 – and was one of the fastest growing in Texas.
On behalf of the HCTD, TGC procured the services of an architecture firm in compliance with FTA requirements to complete the final design for the facility. The outcome resulted in a 6,500 square foot facility that was to be the administrative home for the HCTD. On behalf of its client, TGC oversaw the environmental analysis, value engineering, utility and geotechnical analysis for the facility.
Based on the feasibility study findings, TGC assisted HCTD to pursue federal and state funding for preliminary engineering, design and construction. TGC supported HCTD in its efforts to successfully secure $500,000 in FTA Section 5309 and $1.0 million in America Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding. Local share was provided through a partnership with the HCTD, the Economic Development Corporation, San Saba County, and the City of San Saba. The City also pledged other in-kind support in the form of roadway modifications, utilities, and other City controlled assets.
TGC managed the RFP and bid process for a General Contractor. TGC also provided general construction administration and oversight during the construction phase, including ensuring all Federal guidelines were met, specifically Davis Bacon Wages and DBE participation.