Jamaica Bus Depot Environmental Documentation and Air Permit Support

As the transit operations hub for several bus routes in Queens, NY, the Jamaica Bus Depot is undergoing a major reconstruction and expansion program. New York City Transit (NYC Transit) uses the facility to store, maintain and service approximately 196 buses. Due to limited space, approximately 50 buses park on nearby streets around the depot, impacting nearby residents, businesses and more. 

To support NYC Transit’s effort to expand the depot, STV prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluated three candidate alternatives to determine the best option to achieve the future bus depot’s requirements for maintenance, operations and bus storage capacity. The proposed action would modernize the depot and provide the infrastructure needed to accommodate up to 300 buses; allow NYC Transit to serve current and potential future bus route assignments/reconfigurations; create capacity to accommodate new bus service demands in Queens; and enable the agency to maintain and deploy a modern bus fleet that includes articulated and electric buses. STV also identified measures to address potential traffic, air quality and noise concerns, and established a methodology for determining the preferred depot design for MTA’s evaluation.  

STV is currently serving as the lead designer for the new Jamaica Bus Depot and parking lot as part of a design-build team led by Skanska.  

Crucial environmental analysis lays groundwork for future bus depot expansion.


New York City Transit


Jamaica, New York


Transit & Rail: Bus Transportation and BRT, Maintenance & Operations Facilities


Advisory: Environmental Services

Planning: Environmental Planning