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Program Description

  Transit Equipment Services

This program is responsible for the scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance and repair of the Ride-On Bus fleet at three locations; Brookeville Maintenance Facility (BMF), Equipment Maintenance & Transit Operation Center (EMTOC) and Small Transit Shop (STS).

FLASH is Montgomery County's new bus-based rapid transit system with features that improve reliability and capacity. FLASH is an easier, more reliable, and less stressful way to get residents where they need to go quickly.

FLEX is MCDOT's new on demand transit service that helps residents get around in defined Rockville and Glenmont/Wheaton zones. Ride-On FLEX has no fixed stops or fixed schedules - it comes when residents book a ride during regular service hours.

Comments: Implemented a preventive maintenance contractor-based business model which supplemented operations and increased capacity to meet federally mandated requirements.

The Transit technician on-boarding and training program contributed to improved equipment availability and injury reduction.

Increased in house body work which will decrease subletting costs and down time resulting in buses being back in service earlier.

Supported Transit's increase in buses, routes and mileage.

Program Contacts

Contact Peggy Lynch of the Division of Fleet Management Services at 240.777.5759 or Gary Nalven of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2779 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target FY22
Number of transit work orders completed15,32315,51815,49215,44415,485
Percent of transit preventive maintenance completed within 6,000 miles of previous PM88%97%93%
Fleet Maintenance and Operations: Mean distance between failure: Transit equipment (in miles) 114,76213,00713,00013,59013,199
Average days out of service per bus for parts2.093.323.003.03.0
Turnaround Time: Average amount of time equipment is unavailable for operations during each shop visit: Transit equipment (in days)
1  The Federal Transit Administration requirement is 12,000 miles.

Program Budget Changes

FY21 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved20524432118.00
Increase Cost: Tools and Equipment to Support Bus Maintenance at Brookville Maintenance Facility2520000.00
Decrease Cost: One-time Increase in FY20 to Support Maintenance of FLASH Buses-9732640.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.19536940.00
FY21 Approved21756862118.00