Major Projects

Dean Road Transportation Facility

The Transportation Services Building on the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus houses the bus and motor pool vehicle maintenance functions of Logistics, Transportation and Parking (LTP). Since its construction in 1974, the LTP bus fleet has grown 45 percent and the university now transports more than seven million riders per year on U-M buses. LTP plans the construction of a new approximately 70,000-gross-square-foot operations and maintenance building that will accommodate larger articulated buses and heavy equipment, and meet current safety guidelines for vehicle maintenance, circulation, and appropriate work zones. The design will include the capability to maintain electric buses for sustainability improvements if desired in the future. The new facility will be located at the site of the University Laundry Building that serves the inpatient and ambulatory patient care facilities of Michigan Medicine. That building will be demolished after Michigan Medicine has a fully operational laundry at an off-campus location. The university’s auto and truck fleet maintenance will remain on the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus. There will be no additional bus traffic on Green Road resulting from this project. It is anticipated the new location will save approximately $100,000 per year from increased bus operational efficiency since many routes begin on North Campus. The capability to maintain larger articulated and electric buses will increase options for sustainability.