Harford Partners with School System to Open New Fleet Maintenance Facility – Conduit Street

Residents rely on public vehicles like ambulances, school buses, police cars and even snow plows. 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 on 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 taxpayer dollars.

Harford County officials cut the ribbon on a new common-use facility in Bel Air to service county and public school vehicles.

“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 the state-of-the-art Harford facility, work crews handle everything from routine maintenance to major repairs on the combined fleet of 1,700 vehicles, including county-owned ambulances, cars sheriff’s patrol, dump trucks and school buses. Work areas for the different types of vehicles are in separate color-coded wings, while the two agencies share modern parts management and inventory control systems, as well as rooms for dispensing bulk fluids and air compression. Training and break rooms are also shared.

Visit the Harford County website for more information.

Jeremy S. McLain