ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman has announced an important milestone in his initiative to improve public transportation for residents. With the arrival of six new fixed route buses placed into service this month with the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland (RTA), more than half the fleet serving county riders has been replaced in the last 16 months.
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The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) is forming a Riders’ Advisory Council to create a forum and voice for riders including residents, workers, students, seniors, and persons with disabilities. The Council will be able to talk directly to RTA management and to representatives from Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Prince George’s County, and the City of Laurel.
Riders’ Advisory Council
The Riders’ Advisory Council (RAC) is a committee that is established to receive input from riders on operational and accessibility issues that affect the quality of public transit service in the Regional Transportation Agency’s (RTA) transit service area and to provide this input to the RTA Commission1, to the RTA, and to the Parties2.
The intent of the RAC is to provide a forum and voice for the RTA’s grassroots ridership, including residents, workers, students, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
The Chair of the Riders’ Advisory Council is a non-voting member of the RTA Commission. The RAC should provide a report at each Commission meeting concerning its activities recommendations.