Mark Thomas works with transit agencies to plan and design improvements to their bus and rail facilities. Our project experience includes transit centers, operations and maintenance facilities, park and ride hubs, bus rapid transit, bus stop modifications, and rail transit -associated civil improvements. We know the importance of providing a project that meets transit-specific requirements, including maximizing operational efficiency, lowering maintenance costs and improving the customer experience.

SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub

Vallejo, CA

Mark Thomas designed the reconstruction and expansion of the Curtola Park & Ride Lot. The project increased the parking lot size from 485 spaces to approximately 600 spaces and implemented increased security and passenger amenities including a restroom, signature canopy structure, coffee kiosk, real-time signage, short and long term bike parking, and electric vehicle charging stations. This project is part of a larger phased program of improvements at the Curtola site. This phase of work constructed surface parking lot improvements, expanded parking, transit center facility, casual carpool area, passenger shelters, security features, landscaping, lighting, and traffic signal improvements.

El Cerrito Del Norte BART Station Modernization

El Cerrito, CA

Mark Thomas completed engineering and landscape architecture preliminary and final design for the concourse, bus stops and platforms, landscape and irrigation, and parking lot redesign. The project expanded the station paid area approximately 5,750 square feet to the south. New facilities included elevators and stairs on both sides of the platform. Also, a new station agent booth, multi-user restrooms, staff restrooms, staff break room, storage, and utility spaces were constructed to replace the existing facilities. Site work included the passenger drop off lane, relocated AC transit bus stops, and a new pedestrian promenade adjacent to the Ohlone Greenway.

Soscol Gateway Transit Center

Napa, CA

Mark Thomas designed the new Soscol Gateway Transit Center, located in downtown Napa between the Napa Wine Train, Fourth Street, and Burnell Street. Improvements feature an 8,300-square foot building, 10 bus bays, rider shelters, information kiosks, 44 onsite shared parking spaces, static and real-time signage, wayfinding and a public art component. The project was on an accelerated timetable since the original transit center was to become inaccessible due to the USACE's planned removal of the Coombs Street Bridge as a part of their flood control project on the Napa River. The new transit center building serves multiple uses, housing both administrative offices and transit center operations.

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