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New transit center planned in Lompoc

Posted at 5:12 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 22:40:05-05

A new transit center will soon open in Lompoc.

The city is demolishing what used to be Moore Mill & Lumber at 320 North D Street to make room for a new Transit Operations and Fleet Maintenance Facility.

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Lompoc is demolishing the former Moore & Mill Lumber site to make way for a new Transit Operations and Fleet Maintenance Facility (Photo Courtesy: City of Lompoc)

 

Transit Operations and Fleet Maintenance currently shares a space with 13 other city operations at the Corporate Yard on W. Laurel Avenue. It was built in the 1960s. The city says the yard is nearing its capacity, and there isn’t any room for expansion.

City leaders say moving Transit Operations and Fleet Maintenance will allow city services to grow in both locations.

The new facility is expected to be finished in 2020. The city says the new development will improve the industrial neighborhood it will be located in, as well as add value to properties nearby.

Fleet Maintenance is a division of the city’s Public Works Department. It is in charge of purchasing and maintaining all city vehicles and equipment. The city operates a fleet of 14 transit vehicles right now, providing service throughout the Lompoc Valley.

Funding for the new facility will be provided by state and federal transit and transportation grants.

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Lompoc is demolishing the former Moore & Mill Lumber site to make way for a new Transit Operations and Fleet Maintenance Facility (Photo Courtesy: City of Lompoc)