RTA Route Changes! Expanding Service, Improving Connections

By November 7, 2018 No Comments

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Central Maryland Transportation & Mobility Commission gives notice of a public hearing regarding proposed route and/or schedule changes affecting Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) routes: 401, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 409B, 414 and 501. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the RTA Administration Building located at 8510 Corridor Road, Suite 110, Savage, Maryland. Riders can access the location via RTA Route 409. CMTMC opens a 30-day public comment period on Wednesday, November 14th through Thursday, December 13, 2018. During this period the public is encouraged to provide feedback regarding proposed changes by submitting written comments below, email,, 7-1-1 MD Relay or mail, RTA Administration office, 8510 Corridor Road, Suite 110, Savage, MD 20763. Proposed changes are scheduled to begin Monday, March 31, 2019.


Proposed changes to 10 of RTA’s current 15 route fixed route system will:

  • Add 5,600 fixed route service hours increasing rider travel options

  • Add two new routes; 403 and 414 to allow for direct/efficient routing with shorter ride times

  • Adjust schedules to improve reliability and on time performance

  • Streamline routes and schedules making them easier to understand

  • Eliminate 2 hour frequencies

  • Increase frequency to 30 minutes and one hour giving riders more service options

  • Add new or expanded service on Sunday on routes 404, 405, 407, 408 and 501

  • Reduce service hours on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and Thanksgiving Eve when ridership slows

The 30 day comment period for the proposed service changes is CLOSED.  The public hearing was held on Thursday, December 13, 2018. An audio recording of the minutes is provided at  Following the public hearing, the CMTMC  held an open session to discuss the suggested proposals.  An audio recording of the open session is available at  Proposals will be presented to Howard County for review.