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. 

Upcoming Meetings

George Howard Building 3430 Courthouse Drive
Columbia Ellicott Room
Ellicott City
21043

July 28

Multimodal Transportation Board Meeting

Event Start Date: 7/28/2020 7:00 PM

This is a monthly meeting of the Multimodal Transportation Board.

Event Locations
George Howard Building
George Howard Building > Columbia/Ellicott Room
George Howard Building 3430 Courthouse Drive
Columbia Ellicott Room
Ellicott City
21043

Aug 25

Multimodal Transportation Board Meeting

Event Start Date: 8/25/2020 7:00 PM

This is a monthly meeting of the Multimodal Transportation Board.

Event Locations
George Howard Building
George Howard Building > Columbia/Ellicott Room
Columbia/Ellicott Room 3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City
Maryland
21043
United States

Sept 15

Bicycle Advisory Group Meeting

Event Start Date: 9/15/2020 2:00 PM

This is a quarterly meeting of the Bicycle Advisory Group.

Event Locations
George Howard Building > Columbia/Ellicott Room
Columbia/Ellicott Room 3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City
Maryland
21043
United States

Sept 15

Transit and Pedestrian Advisory Group Meeting

Event Start Date: 9/15/2020 3:00 PM

This is a quarterly meeting of the Transit and Pedestrian Advisory Group.

Event Locations
George Howard Building > Columbia/Ellicott Room
News and Updates

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With Bike to Work Day being postponed and becoming a virtual event this September due to COVID-19, we've partnered with Baltimore Metropolitan Council and Love to Ride Central Maryland to bring you the 2020 National Bike Challenge. It’s healthy, positive and fun for new and existing bicyclists.

Why join Love to Ride?

Riding a bike has tremendous benefits for individuals, workplaces and communities. Love to Ride provides the tools and support to help you and your friends, cowo rkers, and family start riding, or ride more often, and experience the joys and benefits of riding firsthand.

Love to Ride offers a single platform where you can keep track of your riding, find answers and resources to help you ride more confidently, win prizes for riding, and to encourage your friends and coworkers to ride (and win prizes too).

This month Love to Ride will be offering guidance on how you can get exploring, as well as celebrating all the great spots you find along the way. If you’re already a keen rider but you’re in a bit of a riding rut, there are tips to put the fun back into riding by planning a bike adventure.

There are prizes to be won and fun to be had - so get exploring!

Find out more and sign up at


Howard County is now accepting applications from e-scooter vendors.  For more information, click here.

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Howard County Bikeshare anticipates reopening in mid-July.  For more information, click here.  

service notice - service restoration june 14 2020


Beginning this Sunday, June 14th, the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland (RTA) will increase service. Regular service will be restored with limited evening and early-morning trips. Routes 402B, 406 and 414 will NOT operate. For route information, visit transitRTA.com/schedules. Please note, you must continue to wear a mask on public transportation.


WalkHoward Pedestrian Master Plan

On Monday February 3, 2020 the Howard County Council unanimously adopted CR-14-2020, WalkHoward Pedestrian Master Plan. For additional information visit the WalkHoward Pedestrian Plan website.