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Operating Budget

The MDTA's trust agreement with its bondholders requires approval by its Governing Body of an annual budget on or before July 1 of the new fiscal year. In November of each year, the MDTA prepares a preliminary budget. The budget is prepared in accordance with the Department of Budget & Management instructions distributed to all State agencies. This budget is incorporated into the MDTA's January official financial forecast. This budget is also incorporated into the Governor's Budget Book, reviewed by the Department of Legislative Services, and presented to various budget and/or transportation Legislative committees. In the spring of each year, the MDTA's preliminary budget is finalized. The final budget includes any adjustments dictated during the Legislative Session and other known changes in priorities and/or needs.

Operating Budget by Major Category

Operating Budget
by Major Category

FY 2016
BUDGET

FY 2016
ACTUAL
EXPENSES

FY 2017 BUDGET

Payroll and Benefits

$157,608,304

$157,909,243

$167,595,721

Technical and Special Fees

1,121,448

98,154

911,021

Communications

887,946

1,220,026

1,076,907

Travel

333,718

209,492

359,745

Fuel and Utilities

5,113,141

4,332,795

4,975,181

Motor Vehicle Operations & Maintenance

8,562,908

6,633,311

9,147,271

Contractual Services

87,278,510

92,780,526

103,930,492

Supplies & Materials

7,400,736

7,203,695

9,079,853

Replacement Equipment

1,733,171

1,022,280

1,336,528

Additional Equipment

1,036,523

1,329,216

767,095

Fixed Charges

5,312,742

4,804,379

4,851,193

Total

$276,389,148

$277,543,117

$304,031,007

Operating Budget by Division

MDTA Responsibility Center Budget

FY 2016
Budget

FY 2016 Actual Expenses

FY 2017 Budget

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES & DIVISIONS

$42,402,939

$ 39,042,559

$ 46,448,859

FACILITY OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE

Office of Environment Safety & Risk Mgmt

5,058,298

4,594,372

4,861,988

Office of Engineering and Construction

27,031,128

32,097,883

36,105,856

Division of Operations - Administrative

57,602,767

62,945,644

64,573,912

John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway

16,057,191

14,241,738

17,001,054

Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge

1,805,624

1,210,558

1,590,476

Intercounty Connector

5,847,477

4,566,947

6,046,199

Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge

2,826,755

2,572,620

2,868,119

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

6,544,651

6,134,303

6,825,789

Baltimore Harbor Tunnel

9,013,905

9,204,606

9,857,609

Francis Scott Key Bridge

5,631,237

5,087,100

5,824,305

Fort McHenry Tunnel

12,390,297

11,515,520

12,868,037

TOTAL FACILITY OPERATIONS & MAINT

149,809,330

154,171,291

168,423,344

POLICE

Police Administrative

19,968,914

19,483,907

20,643,763

Maryland State Police (JFK Highway)

9,704,577

9,157,432

10,445,633

Kennedy Highway Inspection

2,905,257

2,788,538

3,092,152

Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge Patrol

1,867,369

1,923,870

2,012,195

Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge Inspection

823,748

687,258

844,059

Inter County Connector Police

3,295,608

3,491,696

3,513,689

Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge Patrol

1,869,956

1,873,936

1,978,510

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Patrol

3,642,211

3,662,189

3,793,838

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Inspection

305,123

242,175

389,504

Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Patrol

2,688,811

3,051,983

2,860,279

Francis Scott Key Bridge Patrol

2,767,133

3,066,568

3,044,781

Fort McHenry Tunnel Patrol

4,961,649

5,297,566

5,038,260

Balto. Metro Inspection

4,366,542

4,325,299

4,939,191

Reimbursable Police Services at Port and Airport

25,009,976

25,276,850

26,562,950

TOTAL POLICE

84,176,873

84,329,267

89,158,804

TOTAL MDTA OPERATING BUDGET

$276,389,143

$277,543,117

$304,031,007

Increase (Decrease) over FY 16 Budget

10.0%

Change in Operating Budget from Prior Year (amounts in millions)

FY 2016 Operating Budget

$ 276.4

Additions:

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Salaries & Benefits

11.9

E-Z Pass Service Center

6.0

On-Call Road Repairs

3.4

IT Systems Analysis and Services

2.7

Engineers

4.5

Replacement Vehicles

1.0

Salt

0.7

Other

1.7

Total Additions

31.9

Reductions:

Position Reduction

(1.8)

E-Z Pass Credit Card Reciprocity

(0.5)

Bridge and Tunnel Insurance

(0.5)

Replacement Equipment

(0.4)

Additional Equipment

(0.3)

Other

(0.8)

Total Reductions

(4.3)

FY 2017 Operating Budget

$ 304.0

Change in Personnel from Prior Year

FY 2016

FY 2017

Administrative Offices & Divisions

295.0

293.0

Operations & Maintenance

845.0

839.0

Police

621.0

616.0

Total

1761.0

1748.0

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