Residents rely on public vehicles like ambulances, school buses, police cars, and even snowplows. To keep them in good repair, Harford County partnered with Harford County Public Schools to build a new fleet maintenance facility.
The Harford County Fleet Maintenance facility officially opened with a ribbon-cutting Friday, replacing two dilapidated maintenance buildings – one owned by the County and the other by the school system. The unprecedented joint-use facility will service both agencies’ vehicles, improve efficiency, and save taxpayers’ money.
“Taxpayers expect us to avoid duplication and save money,” County Executive Barry Glassman said. “Harford’s new fleet maintenance building is a great example of government agencies being more efficient and working together to keep our essential vehicles on the road.”
According to a County press release:
Inside Harford’s state-of-the-art facility, work crews handle everything from routine upkeep to major repairs on the combined fleet of 1,700 vehicles, including county-owned ambulances, sheriff’s patrol cars, dump trucks and school buses. Work areas for the different types of vehicles are in separate colorcoded wings, while both agencies share modern systems for parts management and inventory control, and rooms for bulk fluid distribution and air compression. Training and break rooms are also shared.