The Transit Center Site: The Manteca Transit Center sits on a 3.1 acre site on the southeast corner of Main Street and Moffat Boulevard. The site has been the location of various small businesses throughout the years, but had sat vacant, with the exception of an upholstery business, for approximately five years. Due to its downtown location, proximity to a rail line, for potential future passenger rail service, and being adjacent to the city’s 3.4 mile Class I bike & pedestrian path the City recognized the wonderful opportunity in this site. The completion of this project has transformed the once vacant 3.1 acre site into a bus hub for the City which caters to both city operated bus routes and county bus routes, with five bus bays to serve the transit passengers. The parking lot provides space for over 100 vehicles, with 51 of those spaces being covered parking. The covered parking is provided by a canopy that also serves as the base structure for the sites 408 solar panels which assists in powering the building and site. The site also offers four bike lockers for cyclist and two electric vehicle charging stations.
The Transit Center Building: The building is approximately 9,600 square feet and serves two purposes for the City. The first purpose is as an administrative building for the City’s transit staff and contractors. The administrative side of the building is comprised of two ticket windows which open to the lobby for bus ticket sales, dispatch office, work room, break room for transit drivers, administrative conference room, two offices and staff restrooms.
The second function of the building is that of a rental/meeting location. Opposite the administrative side, the Community Rooms offers space to have meetings, classes and private functions in an approximately 3,000 square foot room that can be divided for smaller functions. With conveniences such as motorized window screens, A/V equipment such as a projector, projection screen and televisions for presentations and a ceiling treatment to provide excellent acoustics the space is ideal for many uses. The building also includes a full service kitchen and men’s and women’s restrooms.
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On March 1, 2013, San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) completed construction of its Hammer Triangle Station (HTS). RTD’s transformation of the Hammer Triangle into a vastly improved customer boarding and transfer station is part of RTD’s plan to build a better transportation system and provide extraordinary customer service.
The HTS is RTD’s major transfer station in north Stockton, where two of RTD’s Metro Express bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors intersect and several other local, intercity, and deviated-fixed routes connect to enable customers in Stockton and Lodi to make swift and easy transfers between Stockton Metro and County routes.
The HTS is located on Hammer Lane (a major arterial in north Stockton that connects Interstate 5 and State Highway 99), at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Lower Sacramento and Thornton roads. It replaced a run-down Hollywood Video store and parking lot with a fully renovated and transformed boarding and transfer location for its customers. RTD estimates nearly 6,000 customers pass through the HTS on an average weekday.
The HTS is the northern terminus of RTD’s Metro Express Pacific Corridor (Route 40), where it intersects with Metro Express Hammer Corridor (Route 43). These are two of RTD’s three BRT corridors that altogether carried nearly 45% of RTD’s total Fiscal Year 2013 ridership of 4.3 million passenger trips.
Nearly 1/3 of the $2.5 million acquisition and construction costs for the HTS were funded from the San Joaquin Council of Governments’ Regional Transportation Impact Fee. RTD used federal and state competitive grant funds for the balance of the project costs.
Future planned and potential features:
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