About the Office of Transportation

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 followings programs:

  • Public Transportation 
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning (Bike Howard and WalkHoward)
  • Howard Commuter Solutions
  • Jobs on Board
  • Transportation Plans and Projects
  • Howard County Public Transportation Board
  • Complete Streets Policy Implementation


Transportation and Planning Projects

The Office of Transportation coordinates closely with the Department of Planning and Zoning and the Department of Public Works on a number of transportation planning and construction projects.

Public Transportation

Howard County provides fixed-route and paratransit services through the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland (RTA). The Howard County Office of Transportation serves as a clearinghouse for rideshare and vanpool services. The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) provides commuter bus and train services to Baltimore and Washington D.C. 

The web site that includes information on all the Howard County public transit programs and the supplemental services that are available is also coordinated by the RTA and can be accessed at

Public Transportation Board

The Public Transportation Board advises the County Executive and County Administration on transportation matters, particularly involving the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland.

Supplemental Services

The Office of Transportation supports supplemental services to non profit organizations that provide transportation services to the elderly and disabled.

Complete Streets Policy Implementation

Howard County is developing a Complete Streets Policy and creating a Complete Streets and Bridges Design Manual. This initiative was recommended in both the Howard County General Plan (PlanHoward) and the Howard County Bicycle Master Plan (BikeHoward).

Completed Transportation Plans and Projects

2017 Howard County Priority Letter


Location and Hours

3430 Court House Drive

Ellicott City, MD 21043

Phone 410.313.4312

Fax 410.313.1655

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Transportation Data

Interested in data on transportation in Howard County?

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




Staff Contacts

Clive Graham, Administrator
  Chris Eatough, Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator 
  Kathleen Donodeo, Transportation Planner 
Jai Saunders, Administrative Analyst 
  David Cookson, Bicycle & Pedestrian Planner 

Allison Calkins,TDM Specialist


John Ainsley
  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