RIPTA Para-transit Maintenance Facility
RGB has completed several major projects for RIPTA. RGB was retained by RIPTA to design a $34 million expansion of their facilities. The LEED-certified project completed in 2009 consists of three major components: RIPTA Administration Offices; RIde Para-Transit Bus interior storage; RIde Para-Transit bus maintenance. The intent of the building design was to create a new facility with state-of-the-art equipment to accommodate RIPTA’s existing and future Para-Transit fleet needs while respecting the turn-of-the-century industrial history of the Elmwood area. This was done by designing the 139,400 SF structure using steel and masonry with modern techniques and in traditional form. The facility incorporates the contemporary security, data, and repair equipment. A white reflective roofing system helps to keep the building cool and large skylights are designed to bring 80 fc of natural light into the maintenance facility.