Central Maryland Regional Transit Facility

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Transcript Central Maryland Regional Transit Facility

Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland

Transportation Management of Central Maryland (TMCM)

This Presentation Will:

1. Provide a brief overview of the RTA.

2. Explain the new management structure.

3. Provide details about the Central Maryland Regional Transit Facility.

4. Talk about the challenges of the new organization 5. Show samples of visual changes to enhance and rebrand the organization.

6. Provide answers to questions.

Why Was the RTA Established? • • • • To create a more effective and efficient public transportation system in Central Maryland.

To reduce operating costs by more than 10%. To combine management and administrative functions of multiple transit organizations. To provide better customer service for our riders and organizations we serve.

Participating Jurisdictions

New Management

To combine all of the administrative and operating activities from Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Northern Prince George’s County, and the City of Laurel fixed route and paratransit services into a single entity called the RTA .

Benefits of RTA Organizational Structure

Central Maryland Regional Transit Facility

8800 Corridor Road, Annapolis Junction, MD

Central Maryland Regional Transit Facility

8800 Corridor Road, Annapolis Junction, MD • • • •


22,000 total square feet 5 Maintenance Repair Bays, 1 Chassis Wash Bay, 1 Vehicle Bay 105 bus unit capacity 200+ employees • • •

Facility Benefits

Service multiple transit vehicles from 4 jurisdictions in one central location. All service, maintenance and refueling on-site.

Project is seeking LEED Silver Certification. LEED components; water use efficiency, energy optimization, recycled building materials and indoor environmental quality.

Central Maryland Regional Transit Facility • • • • •

Funding of the Facility

FTA (Federal Transit Administration) Howard County $6,655,374 $5,144,000 MTA (Maryland Transportation Agency) $1,755,000 Anne Arundel County

Total Cost


$14,818,524 Engineering Firm: Construction Firm:

RK&K Sub-consultants Roy Kirby & Sons Construction Oversight: Whitman, Requardt & Associates Project Completion Date: Mid-March, 2015

RTA Operations Began July 1st What did riders experience?

Same level of service.

Same fare structure.

New schedules and easier to read maps.

Routes remained the same with some added efficiencies Former Howard Transit / Connect–a-Ride routes are now branded with RTA logos and Maryland colors.

New RTA route 3-digit numbering system instead of colors and alphabet.

Bus driver uniforms are RED, BLACK and TAN.


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Buildings Buses Set up of Organization Culture


• • • • Completion of (2) Administrative office set ups Furniture, phones, computers, Internet Operations and Maintenance move set for late March?

Delays in New Operations Facility Construction


• • • • • • • Procured used buses from several locations MTA- (4), 40’ NABI’s Duluth- (6), 30’ Low Floor Gilligs St. Cloud- (5), 35’ Gilligs MTA- Prince Georges- (7 ), 35’ Thomas High Floor MTA-Annapolis- (3), 30’ Optima’s (25) Total buses new to our organization

Organizational Setup

• • • • • • Complete Organizational Setup/Startup Retain, Recruit, Hire and Train for all positions Business Licenses, Software Needs, Union Develop Policies and Procedures Procure / Purchase office equipment- Computers, furniture, phones, Forklift, Tools, Assets Clean Facility


• • • • • • Transform a “For Profit” Culture to a Customer Service oriented policy Cleaning and repairing deferred maintenance on building.

Improving Passengers Per hour Paratransit/Cab rides Educating employees the importance of Customers Developed several marketing techniques to educate consumers on new RTA Brand.

Develop tools to create a smooth transition for riders

Fleet Branding

Schedules & Maps


Former Shelter Design

Bus Shelter Branding

RTA Shelter Design

Former Signage Design

Street Signage

RTA Branded Signage

Branding Video

Marketing & Outreach


• Creation of the new RTA • Overview of changes • Challenges of new startup • Marketing of new organization


• Contact Information: Phil Pumphrey, General Manager Regional Transportation Agency / First Transit [email protected]

410-796-6589 x204 www.transitRTA.com