111th Place LADOT All-Electric Bus Maintenance Facility Project

The City of Los Angeles (the City) Department of Transportation (LADOT) is proposing to construct an Electric Bus Maintenance Facility (the proposed project) at 740 and 800 East 111th Place in Council District 8 and in the Southeast Los Angeles community of the City of Los Angeles. LADOT is in the early stages of purchasing these sites. The sites are approximately 5.5 acres combined and are currently not in use but most recently utilized as a logistics warehouse and a recycling center.

The proposed Electric Bus Maintenance Facility will be used to store, maintain, and dispatch approximately 130 all-electric battery bus vehicles of the DASH and Commuter Express services provided by LADOT Transit for daily service. The proposed project will enable LADOT to provide maintenance services, parking, and inspection functions.

LADOT operates and maintains its existing bus fleet from its South Los Angeles Bus Maintenance Facility (located at 14011 South Central Avenue). The existing facility does not have sufficient capacity to accommodate the additional maintenance and storage requirements of the proposed transition to electric buses and the expanded charging needs of an electric bus fleet.  The proposed Electric Bus Maintenance Facility would eventually replace the existing South Los Angeles Bus Maintenance Facility. The main goal of the project is to build a modern maintenance facility to support a larger and cleaner zero-emission bus fleet. Construction of the proposed project would last for approximately 12 – 24 months beginning Winter 2022.

Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering (BOE) is preparing an Initial Study for the proposed project. BOE anticipates that the project could qualify for a Mitigated Negative Declaration. Additionally, LADOT is applying for a federal grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). FTA would be the federal lead agency pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Environmental Assessment (EA) would be prepared at the direction and under the supervision of the City of Los Angeles as the local lead agency.

Related documents for the proposed project can be viewed below or by appointment at 1149 S. Broadway St. Los Angeles CA 90015. For additional information please contact Chris Adams of BOE at christopher.adams@lacity.org.

Updated: 06/02/2021