The Pasco School District will celebrate in May the completion of its new Richard L. Lenhart Transportation Center at 3410 Stearman Ave. in Pasco.
The two-story 29,997-square-foot facility will be used by the Pasco and Finley school districts’ transportation departments.
The center features nine offices, as well as staff training, conference and meeting rooms. In addition to providing more office space for support staff, there will be nine shop bays ready to service and maintain the 200 buses between the two school districts’ transportation departments.
The co-op facility is considered a much-needed improvement to the current portables being used as the department’s primary offices.
The center also will have electric vehicle charging stations because it plans to add three electric buses to its fleet in the 2023-24 school year.
The new building is named after Richard “Dick” Lenhart, the bus driver who was fatally stabbed on a bus in 2021.
The $10 million building is on the Port of Pasco airport property. Voters approved a $99.5 million in bonds in 2017 for several projects, including this one.
G2 Construction of Kennewick is the general manager, led by Project Manager Oscar Torres.
Jeff Lane of ALSC Architects of Spokane designed the project.
The Pasco School District will host a ribbon-cutting event in partnership with the Pasco Chamber of Commerce at noon May 11.
Learn more about the facility at psd1.org/transportationcenter.
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