600 8th Avenue North, Minneapolis
Opened in March 2023, North Loop Garage is Metro Transit’s newest bus garage. The 350,000-square-foot facility can store up to 200 buses and includes 24 maintenance bays. In the future, the garage will include electric bus charging equipment, powered in part by rooftop solar panels.
In addition to bus maintenance and storage, the garage has several features for employees, including a workout area, an outdoor patio, break rooms, underground parking, and a secure bike storage area.
The garage also has several sustainable features, including a 40,000-gallon rainwater storage tank, a geothermal heating/cooling system, thermal wall paneling, and LED lighting.