Howard County is served primarily by the Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) with limited service by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).


The RTA, managed by First Transit and overseen by the Howard County Office of Transportation, provides local fixed route service in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County and the City of Laurel.  Visit or call 800-270-9553 for current route and schedule information.  To purchase RTA fares visit

Mobile ticketing now available for RTA riders

The Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland (RTA), the Transit mobile app, and Token Transit announced an innovative partnership, giving riders the ability to plan, track and pay for their RTA trip on the same platform. The all-in-one system is a first in the state of Maryland.

RTA updates due to COVID-19:


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MTA updates due to COVID-19

MTA Service Alerts

RTA System Map (updated November 2019)

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The MTA provides Express and Commuter bus service, and MARC train service.  Visit for current route and schedule information.

System Map:


Commuter Bus Information:

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Bus & Rail Connections Map:

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MARC System Map:


For MARC service through Dorsey, Jessup, Savage and Laurel:

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For MARC service through BWI Airport (including weekend bike cars):

A new schedule for MARC Penn Line is now in effect from March 4 – early August 2019 as a result of trackwork being done by Amtrak between New Carrollton and Odenton.  Click here for more information.

MARC Penn Line Riders can now bring Full-Size Bikes on most rush-hour weekday trains.
Click here for more information.

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Heading to DC?

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