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

The RTA 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.


NEW Route Timetable Schedules went into effect OCTOBER 1st.



Please review all new timetable schedules in detail to help plan your trip.  For questions, please call customer service 1-800-270-9553 or visit




RTA 504 free


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


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Visit WMATA for information about getting to, from, and around the District.