As part of WMATA’s New Bus Operating Division Study, Foursquare ITP developed a model and led the analysis to estimate the potential operating cost savings of reassigning bus fleet between bus operating and maintenance (O&M) divisions. This study evaluated the feasibility of building a new bus O&M division in eastern Montgomery County, with potential use as a shared facility by WMATA’s Metrobus and Montgomery County’s Ride On buses. Our team played a lead role in preparing a detailed review of existing bus services operated by both Metrobus and Ride On, assessing the need for the new facility, and defining the potential cost savings. We also developed criteria for evaluating and selecting a site for building an efficient bus O&M division.

Solutions and Outcomes
  • Determined two viable scenarios for a new maintenance and operations division.
  • Optimized garaging assignments for eight total garages between two operators.