On Wednesday, Metro ceremoniously broke ground on a new $95 million bus garage in Southwest DC. The garage will replace the seldom-missed bus depot near the Nationals' ballpark, sold to Akridge and Monument Realty in 2008 and demolished to make way for a multi-use (but unbuilt) project. Despite the formal groundbreaking, Metro still has not selected a contractor, nor provided a timeline therefore.
Metro paid $6.45 million for the former DC Village, a homeless shelter site, which will house up to 114 buses serving the greater DC area, with the potential to expand service for up to 250 buses. The agency anticipates the new bus facility will be open by 2012.