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Parking Magazine March 2014 : Page 34

Greener Parking Tustin Metrolink Station Parking Structure Southern california freeways are some of the busiest and most congested in the world. because of this, the Orange county Transit Authority wanted to increase the capacity for commuters to utilize the Tustin Metrolink station. To do so, 508 parking stalls were added, and the bus transfer site, GO Local shuttles and vehicular drop offs were expanded. Reduced Idling Time, Reduced Emissions A stall counting system with dynamic signage leads to reduced vehicle idling times and less carbon emissions. Five EV charging stations support sustainable transportation options and drought-tolerant landscaping ensures efficient use of water. LOcATiON: Tustin, Calif. NuMber Of SPAceS: Lighting Upgrade Saves Energy The structure has LED light fixtures with motion sensors, which allow the lights to dim to 25 per-cent power until a user approaches. The existing light poles on site were demolished, refurbished and reused with new light fixtures. As a result, 90 percent of construction waste was recycled or reused.  825 spaces 5 levels above grade TOTAL PrOJecT cOST: $12,925,500 including solar cOMPLeTiON DATe: October 2011 Matt Davis is a senior project manager for Watry Design, Inc. Email him at mdavis@ watrydesign.com . 34 Parking | The Magazine of Parking Management & Operations | March 2014

Greener Parking

Tustin Metrolink Station Parking Structure

Southern california freeways are some of the busiest and most congested in the world. Because of this, the Orange county Transit Authority wanted to increase the capacity for commuters to utilize the Tustin Metrolink station.

To do so, 508 parking stalls were added, and the bus transfer site, GO Local shuttles and vehicular drop offs were expanded.

Reduced Idling Time, Reduced Emissions

A stall counting system with dynamic signage leads to reduced vehicle idling times and less carbon emissions. Five EV charging stations support sustainable transportation options and drought-tolerant landscaping ensures efficient use of water.

Lighting Upgrade Saves Energy

The structure has LED light fixtures with motion sensors, which allow the lights to dim to 25 percent power until a user approaches.

The existing light poles on site were demolished, refurbished and reused with new light fixtures. As a result, 90 percent of construction waste was recycled or reused.

Matt Davis is a senior project manager for Watry Design, Inc. Email him at mdavis@ watrydesign.com.

Read the full article at http://mydigitalpublication.com/article/Greener+Parking/1652386/199373/article.html.

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