The Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland (RTA) is an organization made up multiple jurisdictions to establish a more effective and efficient public transportation system across Central Maryland.
RTA partners include; Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Northern Prince George’s County and the City of Laurel. The RTA has combined the management and administrative functions of all jurisdictions.
The Central Maryland Regional Transit Facility located at 8800 Corridor Road in Annapolis Junction is currently being constructed. The new facility will house multiple transit vehicles in one central location for the participating jurisdictions of the RTA. Buses and transit vehicles will be serviced and maintained in one of seven service bays and refueling will also be done on-site. The facility is 22,000 total square feet including 5 maintenance bays, 1 Chassis Wash Bay and 1 Vehicle Wash Bay. The project is seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification meeting the requirements of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). Some of the LEED components of the facility include: water use efficiency, energy optimization, recycled building materials and above average indoor environmental quality. The projected completion date is November of 2014.