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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of General Services Division of Fleet Management Services (DFMS) is to plan for, acquire, maintain, fuel, and dispose of the County's fleet of motor vehicles, buses, heavy equipment, and other vehicular equipment in support of the transportation and service delivery needs of all County departments. The Division maintains its four shop locations and thirteen fuel sites, and operates out of six depots Countywide.


Budget Overview

The total approved FY24 Operating Budget for the Division of Fleet Management Services is $88,296,952, a decrease of $776,230 or 0.87 percent from the FY23 Approved Budget of $89,073,182. Personnel Costs comprise 30.50 percent of the budget for 206 full-time position(s) and no part-time position(s), and a total of 211.10 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 69.50 percent of the FY24 budget.

County Priority Outcomes

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

  • A Greener County
  • Easier Commutes
  • Effective, Sustainable Government


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 FY23 estimates reflect funding based on the FY23 approved budget. The FY24 and FY25 figures are performance targets based on the FY24 approved budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY25.



  • The Division of Fleet Management Services is working with the DGS Office of Energy and Sustainability to plan a solar microgrid project to support zero emission bus fueling at the Gaithersburg bus depot. The microgrid will provide clean energy to charge electric buses or to generate green hydrogen for use in hydrogen fuel cell buses.
  • Work with MCDOT to procure electric buses as part of a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Bus and Facilities Grant. Buses will operate out of the Brookville Depot in Silver Spring to fully utilize the solar microgrid at that location. DGS has developed a technical specification and a request for proposals to procure at least 100 electric buses with capital funding programmed in FY23-FY26.
  • Pilot a program with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services using a Ford F150 Lightning as a Battalion Chief Vehicle, including on-site charging, to explore the suitability of electric vehicles for this role.


Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • In conjunction with the Office of Energy and Sustainability, completed the construction of the solar microgrid at the Brookville bus depot in Silver Spring with a ribbon cutting in October 2022. The facility will support electric buses to be acquired and put into service at this depot.
  • Worked in partnership with Montgomery County Department of Transportation to successfully apply for an FTA Low or No Emissions Bus Grant to build a green hydrogen fuel station to support fuel cell electric buses at the Gaithersburg depot. Hydrogen fuel cell buses can provide service on routes that exceed the range capacity of battery electric buses.
  • Developed an apprentice program in response to hiring challenges and the need to develop a workforce capable of supporting zero-emission technologies. After completing a 2-year training program, new technicians will be capable of performing skilled maintenance work on the County's fleet of transit buses and heavy equipment. DFMS is also working with Montgomery College and the State of Maryland to develop a hiring pipeline and enhance the apprentice training experience.
  • Provided a Ford Mach-E electric vehicle for Montgomery County Police Department as a pilot to explore the suitability of electric vehicles for police patrol use. Wide-scale availability of zero-emissions patrol vehicles is expected by 2025.
  • Trained staff on the maintenance and repair of electric propulsion and high-voltage systems, including training for first responders in coordination with Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service to ensure safe responses to fires and other potential emergencies involving electric buses.

Program Descriptions

  Operational Management

Operational Management provides policy development and planning; operational, personnel, and management oversight; and support for division activities. The focus is to become the benchmarked leader of innovative fleet operations, maintenance excellence, and exceptional teamwork by leveraging technology to maximize operational efficiencies, fleet accountability, and customer service. Performance metrics illustrate...

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  Business Support Services

Business Support Services prepares and monitors the budget, oversees financial management of the Motor Pool (MP) Internal Service Fund, and processes payments, solicitations, requisitions, and purchase orders. Fleet prepares MP Fund financial statements for the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) including Balance Sheet, Statement of Revenues, Expenses, Changes in...

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  Transit Equipment Services

Transit Equipment Services (TES) provides scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance and repair of the Ride On Bus fleet at three locations: Brookville Maintenance Facility (BMF), Equipment Maintenance and Transit Operation Center (EMTOC), and Small Transit Shop (STS). TES supports FLASH, the County's bus rapid transit system with features that improve...

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  Heavy Equipment Services

Heavy Equipment Services (HES) maintains and repairs heavy equipment, including heavy dump trucks, straight trucks, construction equipment, snow plows, leafers, mowers, backhoes, hydraulic excavators, and other specialized pieces of equipment. HES provides maintenance support for public safety and other County vehicles that support services to County residents, without which...

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  Administrative Automotive Services

Administrative Automotive Services maintains and repairs the automotive light fleet for all administrative vehicles including automobiles, vans, and light trucks. Maintenance and repair of the automotive and light truck fleet are provided through contractual services at the Seven Locks maintenance facility. DFMS serves the transportation needs of 30 individual...

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  Public Safety Automotive Services

This program is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and upfitting of the light automotive fleet supporting Police, Fire, Sheriff, and other public safety services. Maintenance and repair service for the public safety light fleet is provided through contractual services at the Seven Locks maintenance facility. Without properly...

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Budget Trends
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.

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Budget Summary
Salaries and Wages18772056.0020039669.00 18786585.00 20962630.004.6
Employee Benefits5280295.005632494.00 5314728.00 5967845.006.0
Motor Pool Internal Service Fund Personnel Costs24052351.0025672163.00 24101313.00 26930475.004.9
Operating Expenses51248505.0051678392.00 61419951.00 51443850.00-0.5
Capital Outlay5964069.0011722627.00 11722627.00 9922627.00-15.4
Motor Pool Internal Service Fund Expenditures81264925.0089073182.00 97243891.00 88296952.00-0.9
Full-Time207.00206.00 206.00 206.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs211.10211.10 211.10 211.100.0
Motor Pool Charges/Fees86763535.0086718985.00 99219787.00 89317061.003.0
Other Charges/Fees0.0069000.00 0.00 69000.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues505887.00203000.00 609113.00 203000.000.0
Investment Income35938.00144870.00 844780.00 1334790.00821.4
Insurance Recoveries1617092.001844868.00 1844868.00 2238070.0021.3
Motor Pool Internal Service Fund Revenues88922452.0088980723.00 102518548.00 93161921.004.7
FY24 Approved Changes
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY23 Compensation Increases10336520.00
Increase Cost: FY24 Compensation Adjustment9834310.00
Increase Cost: Vehicle Maintenance Contracts [Heavy Equipment Services]5000000.00
Increase Cost: Risk Management Adjustment4468880.00
Increase Cost: Service fees for electric vehicle chargers [Operational Management]1725000.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail32180.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-251260.00
Re-align: One-time Budget Adjustment to Reflect Higher than Expected Vacant Positions [Transit Equipment Services]-526660.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY23 Personnel Costs-3032180.00
Re-align: Lapse 4 Mechanic Technician Positions to Reflect Reduced Ride-On service [Transit Equipment Services]-3777610.00
Re-align: Adjust utilities budget to reflect actuals [Operational Management]-4000000.00
Decrease Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment-4351480.00
Decrease Cost: Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY23-23220000.00
FY24 APPROVED88296952211.10
Program Summary
Program NameFY23 APPR
Administrative Automotive Services50570311.5042143441.50
Business Support Services1582376736.001597243536.00
Heavy Equipment Services602289237.50708646640.50
Operational Management3350016814.103319762414.10
Public Safety Automotive Services68678393.0057589993.00
Transit Equipment Services21801485119.0022067084116.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
FY24 Approved88297.00000088297.00000088297.00000088297.00000088297.00000088297.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Restore One-Time Lapse Increase0.00000053.00000053.00000053.00000053.00000053.000000
Labor Contracts0.000000723.000000723.000000723.000000723.000000723.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures88297.00000089072.00000089072.00000089072.00000089072.00000089072.000000