The DVTA is building a home on its 9.5-acre site in Wilmington.
Site of the former Barnboard Factory, the building will feature all of our offices, drivers and mechanics under one roof - complete with modern maintenance and operational facilities. The building and site work will cost roughly $5.05 million.There is a $3,084,831 million federal grant, a federal earmark, RLF funds through the EPA and the Windham Regional Commission, federal funds through VTrans, and a grant from The Wilmington Fund. Around $915,169 will be financed by the USDA and our partner, The Key Bank.
In 2009 Senator Leahy procured the first $584,400 in federal funds. This enabled us to tear down the old factory, clean up the site, and hire an architect and project manager to final design our facility. Our engineer Mark Bannon has helped us secure all permits.
The site features access to two recreational trails - the Hoot, Toot & Whistle Trail and the proposed Riverwalk Trail. Two sections of the old factory will remain for storage and biodeisel production.
The building will feature several maintenance bays, an automated bus wash using recycled water, driver facilities, offices, a fueling station and a barn-like design to maintain the MOOver theme. Construction will hopefully start on or before April 15, 2014. We are grateful for Senator Leahy's and the community's support, and we hope the facility will secure the region's public transportation future services.