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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) General Fund supported programs is to provide an effective and efficient transportation system to ensure the safe and convenient movement of persons and vehicles on County roads; to plan, design, and coordinate development and construction of transportation and pedestrian routes; to operate and maintain the traffic signal system and road network in a safe and efficient manner; and to develop and implement transportation policies to maximize efficient service delivery. The General Fund supports programs in the Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations, the Division of Parking Management, the Division of Highway Maintenance, the Division of Transportation Engineering, the Division of Transit Services, and the Director's Office.

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Budget Overview

The total recommended FY22 Operating Budget for the Department of Transportation is $52,670,661, a decrease of $320,394 or 0.60 percent from the FY21 Approved Budget of $52,991,055. Personnel Costs comprise 52.31 percent of the budget for 457 full-time position(s) and seven part-time position(s), and a total of 284.30 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 47.69 percent of the FY22 budget.

In addition, this department's Capital Improvements Program (CIP) requires Current Revenue funding.

County Priority Outcomes

While this program area supports all eight of the County Result Areas, the following are emphasized:

  • Easier Commutes
  • A Greener County
  • Effective, Sustainable Government
  • Safe Neighborhoods
  • Thriving Youth and Families

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Program Performance Measures

Performance measures for this department are included below (where applicable), with multi-program measures displayed at the front of this section and program-specific measures shown with the relevant program. The FY21 estimates reflect funding based on the FY21 approved budget. The FY22 and FY23 figures are performance targets based on the FY22 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY23.

Program Descriptions

  Transportation Services General Administration

The Director's Office provides overall leadership for the Department, including policy development, planning, accountability, service integration, customer service, and the formation of partnerships. It also handles administration of the day-to-day operations of the Department, including direct service delivery, budget and fiscal management oversight (capital and operating), training, contract management, logistics...

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  Parking Outside the Parking Districts

This program administers, operates, and maintains the parking program outside the Parking Districts. Included in this program are residential permit parking and peak hour traffic enforcement. The residential permit parking program is responsible for the sale of parking permits and parking enforcement in these areas. Participation in the program is...

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  Transportation Policy, Planning, and Project Development

This program formulates transportation and related environmental policy and provides leadership in developing a capital improvements program that achieves policy goals. In addition, this program provides coordination with regional entities to ensure compliance with environmental requirements and reviews developer plans to ensure that transportation infrastructure constructed by the private sector...

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  Community/Transportation Safety

This program provides engineering studies and investigations that evaluate pedestrian and traffic operations and safety deficiencies, and includes the need for alternative pedestrian crossing signalization or beaconing; parking conflicts; streetlighting conditions, upgrades, and maintenance; traffic signing and pavement marking needs; and sight distance deficiencies on neighborhood streets, arterial roads, and...

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  Transportation Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance

This program provides an effective and efficient transportation system, ensuring the safe and convenient movement of persons, bicycles and vehicles throughout Montgomery County. The primary focus of this program is to proactively identify and address infrastructure within the County right-of-way that is in need of maintenance and to utilize industry...

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  Non- Roadway Right of Way Maintenance

Elements supported under this program provide positive value to the quality of life for residents and visitors through ‘green infrastructure' maintenance activities located in the County right-of-way.Through scheduled maintenance and emergency response to hazardous conditions, priority activities associated with non-roadway maintenance include efforts to ensure the safety of all pedestrians,...

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  Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response

This program supports the Department's mission to provide an effective and efficient transportation system to ensure the safe and convenient movement of persons, bicycles, and vehicles throughout the County through daily traffic management operations and response to emergency events such as winter snow storms, severe wind/rain storms, natural disasters, and...

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Program Contacts

Contact Brady Goldsmith of the Department of Transportation at 240.777.2793 or Mary Beck of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2753 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY20
Budget
FY21
Estimate
FY21
Recommended
FY22
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages17146103.0017078017.00 17506797.00 18247373.006.9
Employee Benefits6324602.006010695.00 4543266.00 5904635.00-1.8
County General Fund Personnel Costs23470705.0023088712.00 22050063.00 24152008.004.6
Operating Expenses24231028.0023429515.00 25688095.00 21747381.00-7.2
Capital Outlay10068.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Expenditures47711801.0046518227.00 47738158.00 45899389.00-1.3
PERSONNEL
Full-Time457.00456.00 456.00 456.000.0
Part-Time8.007.00 7.00 7.000.0
FTEs255.02254.02 254.02 252.52-0.6
REVENUES
Bus Advertising18750.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Federal Grants1019000.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues364526.00300000.00 500000.00 150000.00-50.0
Motor Pool Charges/Fees10771.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Other Charges/Fees271078.00750000.00 750000.00 435000.00-42.0
Other Fines/Forfeitures4650.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking Fees163310.00210000.00 105000.00 105000.00-50.0
Parking Fines924726.001300000.00 350000.00 650000.00-50.0
Residential Parking Permits103179.0024000.00 12000.00 12000.00-50.0
State Aid: Highway User7185109.008447837.00 7501691.00 7946699.00-5.9
State Grants0.00650000.00 650000.00 650000.000.0
Street Tree Planting145574.0075000.00 75000.00 75000.000.0
Subdivision Plan Review178487.00300000.00 170000.00 225000.00-25.0
Traffic Signals Maintenance0.00994000.00 994000.00 994000.000.0
County General Fund Revenues10389160.0013050837.00 11107691.00 11242699.00-13.9
 
LEAF VACUUMING
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages2802251.002736673.00 1821848.00 2542105.00-7.1
Employee Benefits838104.00757131.00 588391.00 775225.002.4
Leaf Vacuuming Personnel Costs3640355.003493804.00 2410239.00 3317330.00-5.1
Operating Expenses3332724.002874082.00 3140434.00 3373621.0017.4
Leaf Vacuuming Expenditures6973079.006367886.00 5550673.00 6690951.005.1
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs31.0331.03 31.03 31.030.0
REVENUES
Investment Income44939.0034880.00 2620.00 1630.00-95.3
Leaf Vaccuum Collection Fees7976694.008591838.00 8591838.00 8600551.000.1
Other Charges/Fees11004.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Leaf Vacuuming Revenues8032637.008626718.00 8594458.00 8602181.00-0.3
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.0087894.00 87894.00 63009.00-28.3
Employee Benefits2466.0017048.00 17048.00 17312.001.6
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs2466.00104942.00 104942.00 80321.00-23.5
Operating Expenses-272860.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures-270394.00104942.00 104942.00 80321.00-23.5
PERSONNEL
Full-Time1.001.00 1.00 1.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.750.75 0.75 0.750.0
REVENUES
Federal Grants0.000.00 104942.00 80321.000.0
State Grants0.00104942.00 0.00 0.00-100.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues0.00104942.00 104942.00 80321.00-23.5
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures54414486.0052991055.00 53393773.00 52670661.00-0.6
Total Full-Time Positions458.00457.00 457.00 457.000.0
Total Part-Time Positions8.007.00 7.00 7.000.0
Total FTEs286.80285.80 285.80 284.30-0.5
Total Revenues18421797.0021782497.00 19807091.00 19925201.00-8.5
FY22 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION46518227254.02
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: Maintenance of Newly Accepted Subdivision Roads [Transportation Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance]1365650.00
Enhance: Traffic Signals - Operation and Maintenance for new signals added to the network [Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response]360000.00
Enhance: Maintenance for cameras and fiber added to the Advanced Transportation Management System [Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response]300000.00
Enhance: Maintenance costs for various closed out CIP projects [Transportation Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance]280000.00
Enhance: Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) Unit Maintenance at 443 Intersections [Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response]112500.00
Reduce: Signal Optimization Timing - Extend Comprehensive System Review from 8-10 Years to 12-14 Years [Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response]-700000.00
Eliminate: Bridge Load Bearing Testing - All Relevant Bridges Addressed - No Safety Impact [Transportation Policy, Planning, and Project Development]-1500000.00
Reduce: Patching - Represents 3% of the Budget [Transportation Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance]-2883190.00
Reduce: Resurfacing - Represents 16% of Budget [Transportation Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance]-4296360.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment6943070.00
Increase Cost: FY22 Compensation Adjustment6797230.00
Increase Cost: Workforce Adjustment [Transportation Policy, Planning, and Project Development]00.50
Decrease Cost: Print and Mail Adjustment-9690.00
Decrease Cost: Streetlight Maintenance/Relamping to Reflect Savings from Switch to LED Lights [Community/Transportation Safety]-1100000.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-1263020.00
Decrease Cost: Efficiency Improvements in Parking Enforcement [Parking Outside the Parking Districts]-1559100.00
Re-align: Eliminate Vacant Positions - No Service Impact [Transportation Services General Administration]-179432-2.00
Decrease Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment-7241150.00
FY22 RECOMMENDED45899389252.52
 
LEAF VACUUMING
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION636788631.03
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment2205390.00
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment714510.00
Increase Cost: FY22 Compensation Adjustment410010.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-99260.00
FY22 RECOMMENDED669095131.03
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION1049420.75
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY21 Personnel Costs-246210.00
FY22 RECOMMENDED803210.75
Program Summary
Program NameFY21 APPR
Expenditures
FY21 APPR
FTEs
FY22 REC
Expenditures
FY22 REC
FTEs
Community/Transportation Safety483580022.60474809822.90
Non- Roadway Right of Way Maintenance1427125971.881476195371.88
Parking Outside the Parking Districts10810381.609301741.60
Transportation Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance16910506102.1415958537102.14
Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response666594739.70680595840.90
Transportation Policy, Planning, and Project Development210934612.1916050679.69
Transportation Services General Administration711715935.69786087435.19
Total52991055285.8052670661284.30
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY21
Total$
FY21
FTES
FY22
Total$
FY22
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
CIPCapital Fund15348379147.7315183560147.48
Cable Television Communications PlanCable TV8777920.758731960.75
Environmental ProtectionWater Quality Protection414766732.29419855332.29
Transit ServicesMass Transit2080581.002080581.00
Recycling and Resource ManagementSolid Waste Disposal3204342.903150232.90
Urban DistrictsBethesda Urban District300000.00300000.00
Urban DistrictsSilver Spring Urban District250000.00250000.00
Urban DistrictsWheaton Urban District129000.00129000.00
Total20970230184.6720846290184.42
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY22FY23FY24FY25FY26FY27
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY22 Recommended45899.00000045899.00000045899.00000045899.00000045899.00000045899.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Elimination of One-Time Items Recommended in FY220.000000718.000000718.000000718.000000718.000000718.000000
Items recommended for one-time reduction in FY22, including Patching and Resurfacing, will be added to the base in the outyears.
Labor Contracts0.000000597.000000597.000000597.000000597.000000597.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures45899.00000047214.00000047214.00000047214.00000047214.00000047214.000000
Labor Contracts0.00000060.00000060.00000060.00000060.00000060.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures0.00000060.00000060.00000060.00000060.00000060.000000
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