SCUSD’s New Transportation Facility Is Complete
Sacramento City Unified School District has completed the construction of its new transportation yard. Buses and drivers moved into the new yard last month. The previous transportation facility was 76 years old and outdated.
The new transportation facility includes a state of the art mechanic shop which will allow District staff to service and fix district buses much faster and more efficiently than before. The District transports approximately 3,500 students to and from school every day. Regular maintenance of buses is critical. Before moving into the new facility, the District had been operating 135 buses out of an old elementary school facility that was not meant to serve as a transportation facility. The new facility will allow the District to maintain and service buses in-house, as opposed to having to pay outside vendors. The goal is to eventually handle maintenance and repairs of all District vehicles in-house at the new facility, rather than pay for outside services.
The new transportation yard is funded with $17.5 million from Measure Q Bond Funds. Measure Q was passed by voters in 2012 to help the school district renovate and upgrade its aging, outdated and older facilities. Although recently completed, the transportation yard project has been years in the making.
Sacramento City Unified School District would like to once again thank the voters for helping to fund these important facilities projects which allow us to better serve our students!