2016 Transportation Project
About The Project
Our District maintains a fleet of more than 100 school buses that travel approximately one million miles per year on area roads. Our existing facility, built more than 50 years ago, has become undersized and under-equipped as a base to provide vehicle maintenance services. The renovations associated with the new Transportation Center provide critical improvements that will allow Fairport to meet changing, enhanced industry standards and safety requirements while also accommodating increased bus sizes and mileage. Approved by voters in a district-wide referendum in 2016, the new facility will be built on the same parcel that has been occupied since the 1960s.
The District understands that project construction has created some concerns for certain neighbors in the area near the facility. Once construction is completed in the fall of 2019 and new landscaping is installed, we believe these concerns will be mitigated. Under New York State Education Department (NYSED) approved project plans and longstanding District policy, we will install practical measures to address potential impacts including those from noise and light. We will also continue to examine ways of supplementing those measures—as long as doing so will not compromise the safety and security measures that must be installed. Our goal from the outset of the project has always been a facility that helps us provide safe and reliable transportation for students while staying within the parameters of the plan approved by District voters. We’re well on the way to creating a Transportation Facility that will make you Red Raider Proud.