Contract for Indianapolis Transit Center Awarded
The IndyGo Board of Directors awarded the contract for construction of the agency’s Downtown Transit Center to Bloomington-based Weddle Bros. Building Group, LLC.
“The award of the construction contract represents a significant milestone for the transit center project,” said Michael Terry, IndyGo president and CEO. “We’re excited to break ground before the end of September.”
The Downtown Transit Center will be the hub for the bus system in Indianapolis, located at 201 E. Washington St. The estimated $20M center will be comprised of a 14,000 square foot building with a public indoor waiting area, IndyGo customer service team and facilities for bus operators. 19 canopied bus bays across the 2 acre site will offer convenient transfers for passengers.
Weddle Bros. bid to construct the Downtown Transit Center for $16,894,000, the lowest of six bids for the project. The firm has more than 60 years experience in constructing facilities for both the public and private sectors. The Weddle Bros. Building Group is one division of a diversified family of companies. Other Weddle Bros. operations include WB Koester, Weddle Bros. Highway Group, Weddle Bros. Design & Build and WB Transportation Services.
Other firms that bid to construct the Downtown Transit Center were JC Ripberger, Gibralter, McDougall-Pierce, Wilhelm and SM Wilson.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public bus transit services to residents and visitors throughout Marion County. IndyGo is led by President and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Terry, and a seven-member, bipartisan board appointed by the Mayor of Indianapolis and the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County. On its 31 local service fixed routes IndyGo provided 10.2M passenger trips in 2013. Visit IndyGo.net or call 317.635.3344 for more information. Find IndyGo on Twitter @IndyGoBus or Facebook by searching pages “IndyGo.”
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