Advanced Transportation Technology Center Phases II & III
Location: LBCC Advanced Transportation Technology Center
Proposed Size: 37,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $5.7 million ($2 million bond funds, $3.7 million fundraising)
Alternative fuel vehicles including propane, natural gas, hybrid and electric, offer the opportunity for energy independence and significant financial advantages for consumers and the transportation industry. Phase I of the Advanced Transportation Technology Center, which opened in 2013, addresses the training needs of automobile mechanics to work on both traditional and alternative fuel passenger vehicles. It was built with $6.7 million, which was a combination of $3.6 million of state, local and federal funds in addition to $3.1 million of private funds from individuals and industry.
Phases II & III, which opened in Fall 2016, added facilities for diesel/heavy equipment mechanics, and also provided the space for training in alternative fuel for mechanics already working in the community.