"From our Past to our Future"
Follow the progress of the construction for the future home of the
Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation.
Construction of the new transportation facility, which is located at 475 E. Washington Street, has begun and the City of Harrisonburg would like to be a good neighbor. This page has been developed to provide updates to the project and allow the community to follow its progress.
Project completion date: April 2014
October 16, 2013 - Construction Update
What is happening now?
The City of Harrisonburg’s Department of Public Utilities continues work in the area of the new HDPT facility construction project.
An eight inch water line was relocated on the site of the HDPT construction project. A second, 16 inch water line will also need to be relocated as a part of the project.
On Thursday, October 17, city crews will work to assist with relocating the 16 inch water line at the HDPT facility.
Residents on Tower Street, from Old Furnace Road to Kelley Street, should be prepared to be without water from 8:00am until 4:00pm on Thursday, October 17.
These customers should take measures to protect interior plumbing fixtures during and after the outage.
All of the masonry work is nearly complete in the Maintenance Facility. A concrete apron around the exterior of the building is currently being constructed along with the work on the overhead doors. The caulking throughout this facility is nearly 80% complete.
At the Administrative Building, the interior stairs are welded and complete. The outline of offices is now visible, as all framing is nearly 70% complete and the roof is also almost finished.
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History of the Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation (HDPT)
First HDPT Facility in the 1970's on Noll Drive
In 1980, HDPT had nine taxi cabs, three mini buses, and three school buses in its fleet.
Since that time, the population in Harrisonburg has increased along with the needs of the city's transportation. HDPT now has 43 school buses, 30 transit buses, and eight paratransit buses in the fleet to operate, along with more city-owned vehicles that need regular maintenance.
HDPT continues to grow to better meet the needs of our schoolchildren, residents, and all city employees.