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:

Patuxent Branch Trail Connection


The Department of Recreation and Parks is constructing a trail connection adjacent to Old Guilford Road between the Guilford Pratt Truss Bridge and the Patuxent Branch Trail to Lake Elkhorn. This project will increase safety for people walking, jogging, and bicycling along Old Guilford Road, and contribute to the goal of a connected pathway between Columbia and Savage.

For more information, click here.


US 1 Safety Evaluation

The evaluation identified four focus areas for detailed study and developed recommendations for each focus area, preliminary concepts for safety improvements at five locations, and corridor-wide recommendations. The report also identifies potential funding sources.

To read the report or submit comments, please visit








Upcoming Meetings:

Paratransit Work Group Meeting: November 14 at 2:00 p.m in the Columbia/Ellicott Room.  George Howard Building 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City MD 21043. Click here for the agenda.

Howard County Multimodal Transportation Board: November 27, at 6 p.m. in the Columbia/Ellicott Room. George Howard Building 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City MD 21043. Staff from the Regional Transit Agency (RTA) and Howard County's Office of Transportation (OOT) will present information regarding service changes for the 2018 Transit Development Plan

 Transit Development Plan Public Hearing:  December 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Regional Transportation Administration Building 8510 Corridor Road, Suite 110, Savage Maryland.  This location is served by Route 409. Additional information can be found here.

Bicycle Advisory Group: January 15, 2018, 3:00 p.m. in the Columbia/Ellicott Room at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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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 




Transportation Data

Interested in data on transportation in Howard County?

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