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Description

This project provides for the purchase of replacement and additional buses in the Ride On fleet in accordance with the Division of Transit Services' bus replacement plan and the Federal Transportation Administration's service guidelines.
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Phase

Ongoing

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$376.21M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$155.38M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Estimated Schedule

FY23: 13 large zero-emission; FY24: 16 large zero-emission and 7 microtransit; FY25: 18 large zero-emission; FY26: 20 large zero-emission; FY27: 7 large zero-emission and 28 small zero-emission; FY28: 8 large zero-emission, 30 small zero-emission, and 7 microtransit.
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Cost Change

The cost increase is due to the addition of FY27-FY28 and to the purchase of zero-emission buses. Costs in all years reflect the purchase of zero-emission vehicles with the goal of transitioning to a 100% zero-emission fleet.
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Justification

The full-size transit buses have an expected useful life of twelve years. Smaller buses have an expected useful life of ten years. Microtransit buses have an expected life of four years.
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Other

MCDOT will continue to apply for grants to cover the cost of additional zero emission buses and associated infrastructure. By deploying zero emission buses in lieu of clean diesel and CNG buses, Ride On will reduce harmful emissions of greenhouse gases associated with its fleet.
Ride On through its commitment to have all future purchases zero-emission buses, is exceeding standards compared to most other transit agencies. For example, California, considered a leader in zero bus emissions implementation, recently enacted a regulation that will require all large transit agencies to include at least 25 percent zero emission buses in their new bus purchases beginning in 2023.
Planned bus procurements assume that complimentary and required maintenance and charging/fueling infrastructure projects will be in place as needed. Planning for the development and further implementation of these projects will be funded primarily through this CIP. Due to infrastructure constraints, 61 small diesel buses will be refurbished to extend their service lives and delay replacement until zero-emission charging/fueling infrastructure plans are developed for all depots.
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Fiscal Note

State aid in FY24 includes State grants for capital projects in Montgomery County preauthorized during the 2022 State General Assembly Session.
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Disclosures

Expenditures will continue indefinitely. The County Executive asserts that this project conforms to the requirement of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.
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Coordination

Department of General Services, Maryland Transit Administration
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Budget Snapshot
$376.21M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$155.38M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP500821
Date Last Modified05/03/22
Administering AgencyTransportation
CategoryTransportation
SubCategoryMass Transit (MCG)
Planning AreaCountywide
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Total Expenditures by Cost Element (000s)
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Total Funding by Source (000s)
EXPENDITURES (000s)
Cost ElementsTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision00000000000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction00000000000
Other376209181090397341553851722023015198452130034610393950
Total Expenditures376209181090397341553851722023015198452130034610393950
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY21Est FY22Total 6 YearsFY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26FY 27FY 28Beyond 6 Years
Contributions82043039000000000
Current Revenue: Mass Transit1633124132926878951051522015365157151610516370163300
Fed Stimulus (State Allocation)65506550000000000
Federal Aid5508037874760696001600160016001600160016000
G.O. Bond Premium00000000000
G.O. Bonds956956000000000
Impact Tax23502350000000000
Short-Term Financing127146812616045825031952130319516240210650
State Aid19995103404800485540028554004004004000
Total Funding Sources376209181090397341553851722023015198452130034610393950
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 23 Request17220
Year First AppropriationFY09
Appropriation FY 24 Request23015
Last FY's Cost Estimate289976
Cumulative Appropriation220824
Expenditure / Encumbrances190465
Unencumbered Balance30359