Mission Statement

The Office of Transportation’s primary focus is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness 

of public transportation services, walking, and bicycling  in and around Howard County and 

ensure that connectivity is front and center in land use planning and site development. 

The Office oversees the following programs:

Public Meeting: Transportation Demand Management

The Howard County Office of Transportation (OOT) and the Downtown Columbia Partnership (DTCP) will co-host a Public Meeting on July 10th from 6:30-8:00 p.m., to discuss the draft Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDMP) developed for Downtown Columbia.  Additional information can be found here


Transit Development Plan for Central Maryland

On May 7, 2018  the Howard County Council adopted resolution (No. 48-2018) endorsing the Central Maryland 

Transit Development Plan as a guide for future transit development in Howard County and in the Central 

Maryland region.

Planning the Future of Transit in Our Region

  • Realign routes to meet current needs and changing land uses
  • Reduce ride times for riders
  • Increase frequencies on many routes
  • Improve connections to jobs and vital services
  • Add more service on the weekends

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Upcoming Meetings:

Multimodal Transportation Board: July 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Columbia/Ellicott Room in the George Howard Building, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Joint meeting of the Bicycle Advisory Group and Transit and Pedestrian Advisory Group:
September 20, 2018, 1:30 pm. George Howard Building, Columbia/Ellicott City Room.

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Staff Contacts

Clive Graham

  Chris Eatough
Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator 

  David Cookson
Planning Manager

Jai Saunders
Administrative Analyst 

  Rashidi Jackson
Transportation Planner 

  Allison Calkins
TDM Specialist

Jason Quan
Transit Planning Manager 
Albert Guiney Engel
Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner

  Brian Muldoon
Transportation Planner 




Howard County/RTA Title VI Policy Statement

Howard County and the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland shall not, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (PL 100.259) exclude any person from participation in, deny any person the benefits of, or otherwise subject any person to discrimination under any transportation program or activity of the RTA. The Title VI Coordinator is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing required reports, and other responsibilities as requested by Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 200, and Title 49 CFR Part 21. Additionally, RTA hereby adheres to the complaint procedure as set forth In the RTA policies and procedures, available below. This policy was adopted by Howard County on November 10, 2015
To File a Title VI Complaint, please fill out the Title VI Complaint Form. Send the completed form to the Title VI Coordinator of the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland at the mailing address below or at
Title VI Coordinator

Regional Transportation Agency
8510 Corridor Road, Suite 110
Savage, MD 20763
Phone: 301-957-3602
Fax: 443--285-0050 

Transportation Data

Interested in data on transportation in Howard County?

Visit the transportation section of the County's open data portal.