Ride On Bus Fleet (P500821)

  • Category: Transportation
  • Sub Category: Mass Transit
  • Administering Agency: Transportation (AAGE30)
  • Planning Area: Countywide
  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Ongoing




This project provides for the purchase of replacement and additional buses in the Ride On fleet in accordance with the Division of Transit Services' bus replacement plan and the Federal Transportation Administration's service guidelines.

Estimated Schedule 

FY15: 10 full-size CNG, 26 full-size diesel, and 1 small diesel; FY16: 23 full-size CNG and 2 full-size diesel; FY17: 15 full-size CNG; FY18: 23 full-size CNG and 5 full-size hybrid, FY19: 9 full-size hybrid and 31 small diesel, FY20: 32 large diesel

Cost Change

Includes updated bus prices, additional bus in FY15 for Clarksburg service that began in FY14, additional full-size buses in FY15 (3) and FY16 (2), and the addition of FY19 and FY20 bus replacements .


The full-size transit buses have an expected useful life of twelve years. Smaller buses have an expected useful life of ten years.

Fiscal Note

In FY15, additional state aid from gas tax proceeds will be applied to bus replacement costs.


Expenditures will continue indefinitely.

The Executive asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.


Department of General Services