SunLine Transit Opens New Administration Building

Jan. 26, 2015
SunLine Transit Agency operated out of the city of Palm Springs’ corporation yard for eight years.

SunLine Transit Agency announced its new administration building grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the brand new state-of-the-art facility located at 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail. The event will be held Jan. 28, at 9 A.M.

SunLine Transit Agency Chairman of the Board Greg Pettis will be joined by SunLine CEO/General Manager Lauren Skiver, board members, city representatives, and other prominent local officials, for the celebration.  The building was designed by the IBI Group, built by Doug Wall Construction, Arcadis served as the construction manager and Geocon was retained to perform soil testing and inspection. The Le Flore Group served as project manager.  The 25,000 square-foot administration building and transit hub was completed in December. The project provided much needed employment opportunities to the Coachella Valley.

SunLine Transit Agency operated out of the city of Palm Springs’ corporation yard for eight years. The agency then acquired land in Thousand Palms and in 1985 and moved into used trailers.  In 2006, with the trailers coming to the end of their useful life, the board of directors approved the budget to begin environmental, engineering and architectural services, as well as develop a master plan for a new administrative building.  SunLine obtained funding from California Proposition 1B and the Federal Transit Administration. On Feb. 26, 2013, SunLine celebrated the groundbreaking of their new administration building.

Skiver states, "The SunLine Board and I are extremely pleased to have partnered with Doug Wall Construction for our new administration building. SunLine focused on creating a 'green' building, supporting the agency’s vision and focus on our environment. Also, by using local firms, we created local jobs. SunLine staff, who has been housed in temporary trailers for close to 30 years, now has a beautiful 'permanent' home.”