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Program Description

  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 reliability and capacity; FLEX, an on-demand transit service that helps residents get around in defined Rockville and Glenmont/Wheaton zones; and the County's ongoing transition to a zero-emission bus fleet. TES implemented a contractor-based preventive maintenance business model which supplemented operations and increased capacity to meet federally mandated maintenance requirements. The transit technician onboarding and training program has contributed to improved equipment availability and injury reduction.

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 FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of transit work orders completed15,4218,16215,47015,44515,457
Percent of transit preventive maintenance completed within 6,000 miles of previous PM93.0%98%98%98%98%
Fleet Maintenance and Operations: Mean distance between failure: Transit equipment (in miles) 114,70124,53617,41518,88420,278
Turnaround Time: Average amount of time equipment is unavailable for operations during each shop visit: Transit equipment (in days) 21.72.641.61.651.63
Average days out of service per bus for parts 34.105.753.713.913.81
1  The Federal Transit Administration requirement is 12,000 miles. FY21 data is an anomaly based on low utilization as a result of COVID-19. Ride On added a new bus service in FY21 with 16 new buses. It is expected that the reliability will be more in line with the fleet average as the vehicles age.
2  FY21 represents an anomaly due to logistic challenges for parts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
3  FY21 represents an anomaly due to logistic challenges for parts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved21094559118.00
Increase Cost: Contract CPI Increases298640.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.6770621.00
FY23 Approved21801485119.00