Big Blue Bus Maintenance Facility

Santa Monica, California

General Contractor: Morley Builders
Contract Value: $2.4M
Year Completed: 2009
Scope: Plumbing, Site Utilities
Services: Design Engineering, Preconstruction
Delivery: Design-Build
LEED® Silver Certification


Project Description: This state-of-the-art maintenance facility expansion was a significant improvement. With a 65,000 square-feet maintenance building, a 250,000 square-feet bus parking lot, all new site utilities, landscaping and a glass art wall one city block in length. The project was divided into three phases so that the facility could remain operational during construction. 

The new maintenance building had been a welcome addition to the Big Blue Bus facility featuring specialty repair bays and vehicle lifts and includes equipment for complete service. This has allowed the facilities to grow with the City and add more buses to the existing fleet including new hybrids and articulated buses.


Murray Company’s contract was for the maintenance bays which were designed to accommodate electric, diesel, and LNG-fueled standard and articulated buses that circulated the City of Santa Monica as well as the city fire trucks and airport equipment.