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Description

This route restructuring study will examine the entire Ride On transit system's route network, looking at changes to the County population, demographics, employment centers, and residential networks to determine enhanced optimization of current and proposed transit services and provide recommended changes for a more equitable, efficient, effective, and environmentally sustainable service delivery of transit services to meet the evolving needs of the community. A variety of route features and models will be examined including route structure, connectivity, route span and frequency of service, plus the introduction of electric buses to the fleet.

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Planning Stage

Status

New
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Budget Snapshot
$1.5M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$1.5M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Justification

Transit is facing a period of industry disruption that requires thoughtful study and a strategic response. Bus ridership has declined nationally, and Ride On has experienced similar challenges. The current route structure has grown over the past four decades and will benefit from a comprehensive reevaluation to maximize service delivery. This study aims to develop a plan for service provision that includes evaluation and recommendations for route structures, service levels, and vehicle fleets to meet anticipated transportation needs. In order to provide the best possible service, it is critical that the Montgomery County Department of Transportation develop a plan to address emerging priorities, such as equity of service provision; population aging trends; and shifting residential growth, employment, and commuter patterns. Future planning must also consider opportunities and challenges associated with technological advancements, such as matching routes with electric vehicle capabilities and infrastructure, automated vehicles, and costs and benefits of emerging safety technologies.

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Coordination

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Maryland Transit Administration
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Budget Snapshot
$1.5M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$1.5M 6 Year Total
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Project Details
Project NumberP502107
Date Last Modified05/13/20
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 FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Planning, Design and Supervision150000150007507500000
Land00000000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction00000000000
Other00000000000
Total Expenditures150000150007507500000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: Mass Transit150000150007507500000
Total Funding Sources150000150007507500000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request0
Year First Appropriation
Appropriation FY 22 Request750
Last FY's Cost Estimate0
Cumulative Appropriation0
Expenditure / Encumbrances0
Unencumbered Balance0