AATA Hires Construction Manager for Blake

At its May 19, 2011 meeting, the board of the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority authorized a contract with Spence Brothers for up to a total of $384,000 to oversee two major construction projects: (1) demolition and reconstruction of the Blake Transit Center on Fourth Avenue in downtown Ann Arbor [$253,000]; and (2) expansion of the bus storage facility at the AATA headquarters located at 2700 Industrial [$131,000].

The need for a construction manager was identified by representatives of the Federal Transit Administration after reviewing AATA projects that are being funded with federal dollars.

This brief was filed from the boardroom of the Ann Arbor district library, where the AATA holds its meetings. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow.