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Maryland Transportation System Performance Dashboard 2016 Annual Attainment Report Highlights

Goal: System Preservation 


  • Preserve and maintain State-owned or supported roadways, bridges, public transit, rail, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, ports, airports and other facilities in a state of good repair.

Select a Measure:

What We Measure:

Fleet Age of transit vehicles used to transport patrons (revenue vehicles).

Why We Measure It:

Maryland assesses the average fleet age of revenue vehicles to understand the
status and age of the fleet used to transport patrons, considering fuel consumption, energy efficiencies, preventative maintenance needs and repair expectations

Performance Progress:

  • Continued with investments in renewal of aging infrastructure for all of MTA’s modes, including annual bus procurement to replace vehicles in service for 12 or more years
  • Acquired 41 new clean technology buses during FY 2015
  • MARC received 54 new bi-level cars from Bombardier during FY 2015
  • Acquired 84 new Mobility Paratransit vehicles in FY 2014

Future Strategies:

  • Overhaul MARC railcars and procurement of new diesel locomotives and railcars in accordance with manufacturer’s schedule of retirement to maintain a state of good repair ($73.0 million in the FY 2016–FY 2021 CTP for MARC locomotives, and $57.6 million for MARC coaches’ overhauls and replacements)
  • Continue with ongoing mid-life inspection and renovation of Light Rail fleet to ensure vehicle reliability and useful life ($136.6 million in the FY 2016–FY 2021 CTP for Light Rail vehicle overhaul)
  • Enhance passenger comfort and conveniences, ensure better reliability, reduce system failures and offer improved safety through replacement of 90 Metro vehicles and overhaul of Metro signaling systems. The FY2016–FY2021 CTP includes $497.4 million for Metro railcar replacement, overhaul and signal replacement
  • Procure replacement vehicles and equipment repair for Baltimore Metro and Mobility Paratransit
  • Maintain the average age of the bus fleet ($218.3 million in the FY 2016–FY 2021 CTP for bus procurement)