RTA of Central Maryland
Transit Development Plan

About the Plan

A Vision for Public Transportation in the Central Maryland Region

Public transportation plays an important role in our community.
It connects residents with jobs, medical services, educational institutions, shopping and other key destinations.
It provides access to opportunities, contributes to economic prosperity, and enhances our quality of life.
Future investments in transit require both a unified vision and planning.

The Transit Development Plan (TDP) serves as a guide for improving transit services in the RTA’s Central Maryland service area, including Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Northern Prince George’s County, and the City of Laurel. The TDP provides a roadmap for implementing service and organizational improvements, including potential service expansion, during the next five years.

Specifically, the TDP will:

  • Establish the region’s goals and objectives for transit.
  • Review and assess current transit services.
  • Identify unmet transit needs and services issues.
  • Develop service alternatives, recommendations, and an implementation plan.

When completed, the Transit Development Plan will serve as a regional guide for implementing transit service changes, improvements, and expansion over the next five years. 

Study Partners:


Participate in the Planning Process

Your Voice Matters!

The 2023 TDP Surveys are now closed.

If you would like to share additional information,

please contact the Project Managers listed below.

If you have questions or comments for RTA,

please call 800-270-9553 or

email: consumer@transitRTA.com

Review Project Materials and Reports

As materials from the study become publicly available they will be posted below for download and review.

Contact Us

The study team is working with the KFH Group, a Maryland-based public transit consulting firm, to conduct the TDP. If you have any questions or comments on the planning process, please contact:

Carrie Anderson-Watters
TDP Project Manager
Howard County Office of Transportation


Will Sutton
TDP Project Manager
KFH Group, Inc.