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Description

This project provides for the installation and improvement of capital amenities at bus stops in Montgomery County to make them safer, more accessible and attractive to users, and improve pedestrian safety for County transit passengers. These enhancements can include items such as sidewalk connections, improved pedestrian access, pedestrian refuge islands and other crossing safety measures, area lighting, paved passenger standing areas, and other safety upgrades. In prior years, this project included funding for the installation and replacement of bus shelters and benches along Ride On and County Metrobus routes; benches and shelters are now handled under the operating budget. Full-scale construction began in October 2006. In the first year of the project, 729 bus stops were reviewed and modified, with significant construction occurring at 219 of these locations. Through FY19, approximately 3,340 stops with 1,323 curb ramps; 422 concrete kneewalls for safety and seating; 86,751 linear feet of sidewalk; and 179,420 linear feet of ADA concrete pads have been modified or installed.
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Phase

Ongoing

Status

Active
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Budget Snapshot
$7.12M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$2.8M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Cost Change

Cost increase due to addition of FY25-26 to this ongoing level of effort project.
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Justification

Many of the County's bus stops have safety, security, or right-of-way deficiencies since they are located on roads which were not originally built to accommodate pedestrians. Problems include: lack of drainage around the site, sidewalk connections, passenger standing areas or pads, lighting or pedestrian access, and unsafe street crossings to get to the bus stop. This project addresses significant bus stop safety issues to ease access to transit service. Correction of these deficiencies will result in fewer pedestrian accidents related to bus riders, improved accessibility of the system, increased attractiveness of transit as a means of transportation, and greater ridership. Making transit a more viable option than the automobile requires enhanced facilities as well as increased frequency and level of service. Getting riders to the bus and providing an adequate and safe facility to wait for the bus will help to achieve this goal. The County has approximately 5,400 bus stops. The completed inventory and assessment of each bus stop has determined what is needed at each location to render the stop safe and accessible to all transit passengers. In FY05, a contractor developed a GIS-referenced bus stop inventory and condition assessment for all bus stops in the County, criteria to determine which bus stops need improvements, and a prioritized listing of bus stop relocations, improvements, and passenger amenities. The survey and review of bus stop data have been completed and work is on-going.
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Other

Schedule adjustments in FY20 and FY21 to reflect actual implementation.
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Fiscal Note

Funding for this project includes general obligation bonds with debt service financed from the Mass Transit Facilities Fund.
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Disclosures

A pedestrian impact analysis will be performed during design or is in progress.
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Coordination

Civic Associations, Municipalities, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Transit Administration, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Commission on Aging, Commission on People with Disabilities, Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee, Citizen Advisory Boards
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Budget Snapshot
$7.12M Total
Expenditures/Funding
$2.8M 6 Year Total
Expenditures/Funding
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Project Details
Project NumberP507658
Date Last Modified01/03/20
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 Supervision35822462011203201601601601601600
Land73756916800000000
Site Improvements and Utilities00000000000
Construction262042551516804802402402402402400
Other177177000000000
Total Expenditures7116363368328008004004004004004000
FUNDING (000s)
Funding SourceTotalThru FY19Est FY20Total 6 YearsFY 21FY 22FY 23FY 24FY 25FY 26Beyond 6 Years
Current Revenue: Mass Transit391872139728008004004004004004000
G.O. Bonds3198291228600000000
Total Funding Sources7116363368328008004004004004004000
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURE DATA ($000s)
Appropriation FY 21 Request800
Year First AppropriationFY76
Appropriation FY 22 Request400
Last FY's Cost Estimate6316
Cumulative Appropriation4316
Expenditure / Encumbrances4259
Unencumbered Balance57