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Desert Sky Transit Center

Kimley-Horn provided design, permitting, and construction phase services for the Desert Sky Transit Center for the Phoenix Public Transit Department.

As the Phoenix Public Transit Department’s existing transit center lacked the infrastructure needed to properly provide adequate service to its users, Kimley-Horn was able furnish innovative solutions to keep the City moving.

The new transit center, called the Desert Sky Transit Center and featured in the Metal Architecture magazine, serves more than 68,000 riders on nine bus routes. Kimley-Horn designed the new facility from the conceptual level through construction documents, permitting, and bidding.

The new center has nine bus bays with a covered waiting area at each, a security building, public restroom building, 70 covered parking spaces, six bus staging spaces, and various other rider amenities. Clear and safe pedestrian routes are provided throughout the facility, as well as connections to adjacent properties including the two schools across 79th Avenue. Our electrical team also designed the lighting for the project.

As part of the project, we supported the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department with multiple public outreach meetings and working with the Public Art Department.