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:

RTA
MDOT MTA

Participate in the Planning Process

Your Voice Matters!

Take the Survey!

If you are a regular RTA Rider, please take the RTA Rider Survey or the RTA Mobility Rider Survey

Community Meetings

A round of public meetings are planned for January 2023 to discuss the Transit Development Plan and solicit input from the community. 

Ellicott City
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
George Howard Building
Columbia/Ellicott Room
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Columbia
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Columbia Library
Central Studio
10375 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
Hanover
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Anne Arundel Community College
7009 Arundel Mills Circle
AMIL*414-Smart Classroom
Hanover, MD 21076

North Laurel
Thursday, January 26, 2023
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
North Laurel Community Center
9411 Whiskey Bottom Road
Laurel, MD 20723

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:

Will Sutton
TDP Project Manager
KFH Group, Inc.
wsutton@kfhgroup.com