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The Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project Ribbon Cutting Took Place September 6th

September 20, 2017

After seven months of demolition and construction, the contractor is down is putting the finishing touches on the Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project (RGTIP). On September 6th, Marin Transit hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to commemorate the completion of the RGTIP project, celebrating the efforts and accomplishments of the many parties that contributed to the project's success...Read More

The Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project is Now in its Final Days

August 25, 2017

The Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project is now in its final days, and finishing touches are being applied to the site. The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 6th to commemorate the opening of the new transit facility as well as honor the many parties that have contributed to the project's success...Read More

The RGTIP Moves Closer to Completion

August 11, 2017

The Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project (RGTIP) is progressing smoothly and moving closer to completion on a daily basis. Significant progress has been made in installing the Ipe wood to the underside of the canopy, which will serve as a safe and beautiful public bus shelter for many years to come...Read More

Crews Complete Curbs, Gutters, as well as Grading and Compaction of the Bus Lane Roadway

July 28, 2017

Piece by piece, the Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project (RGTIP) is coming together. Crews completed the curbs and gutters, giving definition to the bus lanes and to the platform...Read More

From Road to Roof, the RGTIP Continues to Take Shape

July 14, 2017

From road to roof, the Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project (RGTIP) continues to take shape! At ground level, crews started working on the foundation and electrical connectivity to support the signalized crosswalk, which is designed to provide safe passage for pedestrians crossing Redwood Boulevard to and from the bus facility...Read More

Crews Rough-In Utilities and Curbs & Gutters are Established

June 30, 2017

The construction teams have made great strides on the RGTIP over the last few weeks. The new facility is taking shape as evidenced by the amount of activity at the site each day...Read More

The Bus Facility Starts to Take Shape

June 16, 2017

Over the last few weeks the RGTIP construction site is starting to resemble the beautiful structure that will serve as the new facility as the above ground structure is put in place. The erection of steel framing and beams for the bus shelter is nearly finished and crews are completing the bioretention installation...Read More

Crews Begin to Raise Steel Structures

June 02, 2017

We are pleased to share that construction work has steadily progressed in the last few weeks. The electrical and underground work continued and the crews were able to start digging for bioretention installation...Read More

Underground Electrical and Foundation Work Continues

May 19, 2017

With the exception of one misty day earlier this week, we've had good weather. And our construction crews have been making great strides on the RGTIP....Read More

Underground Utilities Installation and Foundation Work Continues

May 5, 2017

Last week, after the heavy rains of April subsided and the lingering moisture finally dissipated, onsite construction efforts resumed.The crews diligently restarted crucial foundation work. Trenches were cut for underground utility installation and ...Read More

Rainfall Over the Past Two Weeks Saturates RGTIP Site

April 21, 2017

For the RGTIP, the rainfall over the past two weeks has saturated the construction site to such an extent that construction had to be postponed until the weather clears up and the site dries out...Read More

Crews Prepare Underground Drainage and Utilities

April 07, 2017

While the warm sunny days beckoned the beginning of Spring, we have also seen several days of rain. As a result, construction has been moderately impacted...Read More

Demolition Completes and Construction Advances

March 24, 2017

Over the last two weeks, crews completed excavating the median property and hauling away tons of debris. The contractor initiated the next phase of the project that calls for grading the ground and marking the site for underground utilities and drainage. ...Read More

Ongoing Median Construction Through July 2017

March 10, 2017

The demolition continued on-schedule this week. The contractor removed posts bearing an older version of Golden Gate Transit�s logo for safekeeping, before taking down the existing bus shelters. With the bus stops out of the median, heavy machinery cut through the concrete and remaining foundation ...Read More

Bus Stops Move and Median Construction Begins 3/3

March 3, 2017

The mid-block crossings from the curbs to the median are closed until completion of construction. Currently, pedestrians are advised to use the crosswalks on Grant Ave and De Long Ave to cross Redwood Blvd ...Read More

Bus Operations Move to Curbside Stops 3/1

February 24, 2017

Next week, bus operations will move from the center median to temporary curbside stops the morning of Wednesday, March 1st ...Read More

Tree Removal Completes 2/17

February 17, 2017

This week, under the oversight of the consulting arborist, trees designated for removal were safely taken out by Conservation Corps North Bay, who is pleased to partner with Marin Transit on this transit improvement project...Read More

Tree Protection Complete, Removal Begins 2/13

February 10, 2017

This week, in spite of the strong rain, the contractor initiated site preparation work and installed protective fencing around trees that will be retained. The consulting arborist reviewed the contractor�s tree protection measures to make sure the work met the standards outlined in the Tree Protection Plan...Read More

Work Begins for RGTIP

February 3, 2017

The Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project (RGTIP) is a 6 month construction project to improve safety and operations at a bus facility in the City of Novato. ...Read More

RGTIP Site Preparation to Begin

January 25, 2017

The Redwood and Grant Transit Improvement Project will begin site preparation Monday, January 30th. Tree protection fencing will be installed according to the Tree Protection Plan. This phase of the project will be supervised by Certified Arborist Deanne Ecklund of HortScience. For more information, please visit Our Trees page.

Construction Contractor Selected

November 21, 2016

Thompson Builders have been selected and confirmed by Board decision for the demolition of existing facilities and construction of RGTIP. Construction is planned to begin in late January 2017.

Tree Removal Contractor Selected

November 21, 2016

Conservation Corps North Bay has been selected and confirmed by Board decision for the tree removal portion of RGTIP.

Public Communications Contractor Selected

October 17, 2016

ARTÉMIA Communications has been selected and confirmed by Board decision to partner with Marin Transit for all public communications related to RGTIP.