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Votran to put maintenance facility in Orange City
By Joe Crews
posted Oct 22, 2013 - 1:54:26pm
By this time next year, Votran’s fleet of buses serving West Volusia should be maintained at a facility in Orange City, rather than being driven to Daytona Beach or a small shop in Osteen for routine procedures.
At its Oct. 10 meeting, the Volusia County Council approved a 30-year lease on roughly 2 acres that will be improved and adapted for use by the county mass-transit service. The facility is planned to be ready to handle expanded bus service that will come when SunRail commuter-rail service begins next year, Votran General Manager Steve Sherrer said.
“The facility is already suitable for this use; we’re just going to make some improvements and make it serve our needs better,” Sherrer said. “It’s going to be a full-maintenance facility with a bus wash, service area and fueling for Votran, the county and Orange City.”
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