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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 FY23 Operating Budget for the Department of Transportation is $56,030,728, an increase of $3,360,067 or 6.38 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $52,670,661. Personnel Costs comprise 48.52 percent of the budget for 460 full-time position(s) and four part-time position(s), and a total of 286.09 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 51.48 percent of the FY23 budget.

The total recommended FY23 Operating Budget for the Department of Transportation is $56,030,728, an increase of $3,360,067 or 6.38 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $52,670,661. Personnel Costs comprise 48.52 percent of the budget for 460 full-time position(s) and four part-time position(s), and a total of 286.09 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 51.48 percent of the FY23 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:

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

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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 FY22 estimates reflect funding based on the FY22 approved budget. The FY23 and FY24 figures are performance targets based on the FY23 recommended budget and funding for comparable service levels in FY24.

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Innovations and Productivity Improvements

  • Provide ten School Bus Citations and Infrastructure Safety Analysis studies per year to inform roadway improvements that address pedestrian and operational safety, while maintaining or enhancing the safety of children who are boarding and debarking school buses. These studies will also help reduce the number of citations issued at designated Montgomery County Public School bus stops; including stops which do not provide physical separation from opposing traffic lanes. Traffic lanes that are void of physical separation have generated more than 1,000 citations annually.
  • Enhance tree maintenance to address backlogs in removing diseased trees, tree planting, and stump grinding to improve Montgomery County's urban forest health. Two hundred and twenty four additional street trees will be removed and 505 additional stumps will be grounded to create suitable sites to maximize canopy efforts and foster the planting of 617 additional trees.
  • Increase the number of traffic signals evaluated per year in the Traffic Signal Optimization program to reduce vehicle delays and traffic congestion caused by inadequate signal timing. This will allow the County to move away from a 12-14 year review cycle to a four to six year review cycle, nearing the industry standard of three to five years.
  • Increase Bikeshare maintenance to extend the life of stations by replacing obsolete ecoboards. Ecoboards serve as the operational intelligence of each bikeshare station.

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 Felicia Hyatt of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY21
Budget
FY22
Estimate
FY22
Recommended
FY23
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages18260339.0018247373.00 18153516.00 18520954.001.5
Employee Benefits5679975.005904635.00 5811302.00 5320514.00-9.9
County General Fund Personnel Costs23940314.0024152008.00 23964818.00 23841468.00-1.3
Operating Expenses35939898.0021747381.00 24632371.00 25273673.0016.2
Capital Outlay148490.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Expenditures60028702.0045899389.00 48597189.00 49115141.007.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time456.00456.00 456.00 460.000.9
Part-Time7.007.00 7.00 4.00-42.9
FTEs254.02252.52 252.52 255.061.0
REVENUES
Bus Advertising28485.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Federal Grants993625.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Miscellaneous Revenues255428.00150000.00 0.00 0.00-100.0
Motor Pool Charges/Fees4699.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Other Charges/Fees377895.00435000.00 435000.00 435000.000.0
Other Fines/Forfeitures270.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Parking Fees69.00105000.00 52442.00 105000.000.0
Parking Fines291678.00650000.00 1044330.00 1044330.0060.7
Residential Parking Permits88653.0012000.00 97575.00 12000.000.0
State Aid: Highway User8109383.007946699.00 8474373.00 8797624.0010.7
State Grants0.00650000.00 650000.00 650000.000.0
Street Tree Planting268482.0075000.00 75000.00 75000.000.0
Subdivision Plan Review613063.00225000.00 225000.00 225000.000.0
Traffic Signals Maintenance0.00994000.00 994000.00 994000.000.0
County General Fund Revenues11031730.0011242699.00 12047720.00 12337954.009.7
 
LEAF VACUUMING
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages2162299.002542105.00 2499860.00 2616104.002.9
Employee Benefits520502.00775225.00 615563.00 726132.00-6.3
Leaf Vacuuming Personnel Costs2682801.003317330.00 3115423.00 3342236.000.8
Operating Expenses3077254.003373621.00 3536582.00 3573351.005.9
Capital Outlay40345.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Leaf Vacuuming Expenditures5800400.006690951.00 6652005.00 6915587.003.4
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 Income3966.001630.00 3510.00 20950.001185.3
Leaf Vaccuum Collection Fees8601045.008600551.00 8887327.00 8739229.001.6
Other Charges/Fees20345.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Systems Benefit Charge14.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Leaf Vacuuming Revenues8625370.008602181.00 8890837.00 8760179.001.8
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages1092264.0063009.00 63009.00 0.00-100.0
Employee Benefits65371.0017312.00 17312.00 0.00-100.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs1157635.0080321.00 80321.00 0.00-100.0
Operating Expenses388464.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures1546099.0080321.00 80321.00 0.00-100.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time1.001.00 1.00 0.00-100.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.750.75 0.75 0.00-100.0
REVENUES
Federal Grants3113309.0080321.00 80321.00 0.00-100.0
State Grants1100724.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues4214033.0080321.00 80321.00 0.00-100.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures67375201.0052670661.00 55329515.00 56030728.006.4
Total Full-Time Positions457.00457.00 457.00 460.000.7
Total Part-Time Positions7.007.00 7.00 4.00-42.9
Total FTEs285.80284.30 284.30 286.090.6
Total Revenues23871133.0019925201.00 21018878.00 21098133.005.9
FY23 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION45899389252.52
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: Urban Forest [Non-Roadway Right of Way Maintenance]8100000.00
Enhance: School Bus Citations and Infrastructure Safety Analysis [Community/Transportation Safety]3000000.00
Add: Signal Optimization [Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response]1300000.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Restoration of Resurfacing and Patching Reductions [Transportation Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance]9679550.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment6984020.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Compensation Increases5973430.00
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment4527740.00
Increase Cost: LED Traffic Signal Replacement Cycle [Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response]2494800.00
Shift: Transfer FiberNet Personnel Cost from Cable Fund to DOT [Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response]2305880.00
Increase Cost: Bikeshare Level of Maintenance - Replacement of Eco-Board System [Transportation Policy, Planning, and Project Development]1968000.00
Increase Cost: Advanced Transportation Management System [Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response]390001.00
Increase Cost: Traffic Signals Maintenance [Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response]360000.00
Increase Cost: Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) Maintenance [Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response]112500.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail Adjustment89800.00
Technical Adj: Elimination of Long Term Vacancy [Transportation Services General Administration]0-1.00
Technical Adj: Workforce Reconciliation Adjustment [Transportation Services General Administration]-149273.22
Technical Adj: PC Charges to Water Quality Protection Fund for Street Sweeping [Transportation Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance]-66225-0.68
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-4041150.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of FY22 Personnel Costs-10275530.00
FY23 RECOMMENDED49115141255.06
 
LEAF VACUUMING
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION669095131.03
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment1997300.00
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment505880.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-256820.00
FY23 RECOMMENDED691558731.03
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION803210.75
Federal/State Programs
Eliminate: BRAC Grant Discontinued-80321-0.75
FY23 RECOMMENDED00.00
Program Summary
Program NameFY22 APPR
Expenditures
FY22 APPR
FTEs
FY23 REC
Expenditures
FY23 REC
FTEs
Community/Transportation Safety499809822.90539522022.90
Non-Roadway Right of Way Maintenance1476195371.881551282171.88
Parking Outside the Parking Districts9301741.609367001.60
Transportation Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance15708537102.1417090527101.48
Transportation Management, Operations and Emergency/Storm Response680595840.90752318443.35
Transportation Policy, Planning, and Project Development16050679.69343876011.69
Transportation Services General Administration786087435.19613351633.19
Total52670661284.3056030728286.09
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY22
Total$
FY22
FTES
FY23
Total$
FY23
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
CIPCapital Fund15183560147.4815320738146.03
Cable Television Communications PlanCable TV8731960.758659350.75
Environmental ProtectionWater Quality Protection419855332.29423017132.97
Transit ServicesMass Transit2080581.002080581.00
Recycling and Resource ManagementSolid Waste Disposal3150232.902759492.90
Urban DistrictsBethesda Urban District300000.00300000.00
Urban DistrictsSilver Spring Urban District250000.00250000.00
Urban DistrictsWheaton Urban District129000.00129000.00
Total20846290184.4220968751183.65
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY23FY24FY25FY26FY27FY28
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY23 Recommended49115.00000049115.00000049115.00000049115.00000049115.00000049115.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.0000001361.0000001361.0000001361.0000001361.0000001361.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures49115.00000050476.00000050476.00000050476.00000050476.00000050476.000000
 
LEAF VACUUMING
EXPENDITURES
FY23 Recommended6916.0000006916.0000006916.0000006916.0000006916.0000006916.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.000000149.000000149.000000149.000000149.000000149.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures6916.0000007065.0000007065.0000007065.0000007065.0000007065.000000
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