Donovan Howard, Fleet & Facilities Manager
RTEC's preventive maintenance
program ensures that the useful life of each bus or van exceeds
the standard of replacement at five years or 100,000 miles.
RTEC constantly works toward accessing new equipment to upgrade
its fleet and to increase services. New vehicle operators are
orientated toward their role in the preventive maintenance plan
and ongoing monitoring of the program is conducted.
RTEC Maintenance Facility Features
RTEC's maintenance facility is located at 85 spring
Street, Mount Vernon. The facility consists of 20,475
square feet. Inside the garage, the 2-bays are 1,485
square feet enclosed for vehicle repair, tire changing,
and the ongoing preventive maintenance program.
garage will store up to 30 vehicles, in addition to the
26,622 square feet parking lot for vehicle storage. The
parking lot is enclosed with a (locked) chain link
fence. During the day, this lot serves as staff parking
and serves as bus parking during the night. In addition
to the maintenance facility, the garage has an office
for the fleet manager and a training center.
training center is equipped with a TV/VCR and chalk
board and is used for ongoing training of drivers in
First Aid/CPR, Defensive Driving, and Passenger
Assistance Techniques (Wheelchair Management Training).
The fleet manager trains the drivers in completing the
pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections. The
Maintenance Garage is located at 85 Spring Street, 315
feet from RTEC's Administrative Offices.
This view is a park and
ride lot that was part of RTEC's Spring Street
RTEC Maintenance Project Team:
Donovan Howard, Fleet Manager
Hansel, Fleet Mechanic
2010/11 ARRA Project - Garage Renovation/Construction
Eaton Building at 145 Spring Street before being
Eaton Building after remodeled as RTEC Trolley Cafeteria
Spout Spring at Mount Vernon, adjacent to the RTEC
Shuttle Bus with
12 Ambulatory passenger seats and 2 wheelchair positions and
Low-floor ramp equipped Mini Van.
maintenance facility is located at 85 spring Street, Mount
Vernon. The facility consists of 20,475 square feet. Inside the
garage, the 2-bays are 1,485 square feet enclosed for vehicle
repair, tire changing, and the ongoing preventive maintenance
Administrative Office is located at 100 Main Street.