The new Bus Wash Facility for Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) entailed the demolition of the old bus wash facility, re-routing of underground utilities, construction of a new bus wash building and installation of bus wash equipment.
As part of the existing bus facility demolition, CEI conducted the environmental closure assessment activities during the cleaning, removal and disposal of one 7,500-gallon underground oil/water separator (OWS) tank, one 1,000-gallon underground holding tank, and associated underground structures. In addition, CEI excavated trenches to install new utilities (electric, telecommunications, and water), provided and arranged steel plates for the utility trench as necessary to maintain traffic lanes outside of the fenced demolition area, installed conduit and obtained approval of all inspections as required by the Building Department permits, and made connections and placed new utilities in service.
During the construction of the new bus wash facility, CEI attended pre-construction conference and coordination meetings, provided full-time construction oversight to ensure substantial compliance with plans and specifications, and monitored building contractor’s implementation of health and safety controls.
The new bus wash building (approximately 4,888 square feet in area) was constructed to accommodate two bus lanes, an electrical room, a wash water reclamation system, and an automatic, touch-less and friction combination heavy-duty vehicle wash system. The “hybrid” system was implemented to wash all types of transit vehicles up to 14-feet in height, including vans, para-transit buses, transit buses, school buses, and double-decker buses. The new bus wash system can wash up to 36 vehicles per hour. The bus wash system includes detergent-spray chemical arch system, high pressure arch assemblies (uses recycled water), a roof washing station, a wheel washing pressure system, and final rinse arch systems which uses “reject” water from the Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration system, and RO water.