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Program Description

  Community/Transportation Safety

This program provides engineering studies and investigations that evaluate pedestrian and traffic operations and safety deficiencies. The studies and investigations identify the need for alternative pedestrian crossing signalization or beaconing; parking conflicts; streetlighting conditions, upgrades, and maintenance; additional traffic signing and pavement marking; and sight distance deficiencies on neighborhood streets, arterial roads, and major roadways. The program also provides for the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices along County roadways.

Program Contacts

Contact Brady Goldsmith of the Department of Transportation at 240.777.2793 or Gregory Bruno of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2773 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of traffic studies completed 19631,1671,3001,3501,400
Percent of traffic studies completed within scheduled timeframe94%95%90%90%90%
Number of serious and fatal crashes on Montgomery County maintained roads 27988848075
1  DOT continues to receive a significantly increased number of traffic studies requested in FY23. Vehicle speeds on residential roadways and reduced law enforcement support contribute to this increase.
2  Overall, crashes have been increasing due to increased travel coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic when vehicular traffic was abnormally low.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved582778922.90
Enhance: Traffic Markings4355000.00
Enhance: Annualization of Safe Routes to Schools Infrastructure Reviews2120000.00
Increase Cost: Long Line Marking Contract Escalation934470.00
Increase Cost: Streetlight Maintenance Contract Escalation817500.00
Eliminate: Temporary Unprotected On-Street Bike Lane Reviews-1000000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1650590.00
FY25 Recommended671554522.90