GENESEO — A new bus garage is opening up soon adjacent to the Geneseo Elementary School.
The old facility, located on 20A, has served the community for over 70 years and in 2014 the Transportation Facility Task Force recommended that the village board build a new one closer to the school. The ceremony is on Monday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m.
“Having the new facility adjacent to our school benefits our children and staff in many critical ways,” said Geneseo School District Superintendent Tim Hayes. “If we need a large space to relocate to in an emergency, we could move our entire population to the new transportation facility.”
According to Hayes, if the school had an early dismissal, the new facility would make it so the students don’t have to wait for the buses to come all the way from 20A.
The new garage will also make it easier on the transportation staff.
“The entire facility is much more secure than the current facility,” said Hayes. “It is much easier and more efficient for our mechanics to work in the new facility which can only improve their ability to care for our fleet of vehicles.”
A computerized fuel distribution system which restricts access to authorized users and tracks the usage of fuel will also be implemented in the new facility.