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County Executive Kittleman improves transit fleet; puts seven new buses into service


Howard County's Electric Buses Are Here


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Calling all Riders! Last chance to use old fare media to ride. Fare media issued before July 1, 2018 EXPIRES on Sunday, September 30th! To order new tickets/passes visit


County Executive Kittleman approves NEW Fare Policy

Get the full release and NEW Fare Policy Pricing, here!

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Howard County to move agencies to centralized Community Resources Campus

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ELLICOTT CITY, MD – The Kittleman Administration continues to make progress on its Community Resources Campus located on Patuxent Woods Drive in Columbia. In two weeks, four human service agencies will move to the campus – the Department of Community Resources and Services (DCRS), Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Office of Human Rights (OHR) and Community Action Council of Howard County.

paraRTA currently offers curb-to curb, shared ride paratransit services to older riders and riders with disabilities that meet eligibility requirements. Click here for ADA/GPT applications and guidelines

How Are We Doing?

My husband and I have been riding RTA Mobility since 2015 and we are very pleased with the service and excellent care they provide! You have special drivers, dispatch workers, call center staff and personnel that go beyond to meet our needs.  My first experience to obtain certification as an RTA Mobility Rider was extremely professional and very caring. I highly recommend this service.

– Ms. Peggy, RTA Mobility Rider