Maryland Locally Operated Transit Systems

The primary purpose of the Office of Local Transit Support (OLTS) is to provide a variety of technical assistance services to the Local Operating Transit Systems (LOTS) operating in the State of Maryland.  These include:

  • Federal and State Regulatory Compliance
  • Operations
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Training

A county's LOTS services varies in relation to the jurisdiction's size and population density.  Some jurisdiction's have extensive fixed-route service, while others offer demand-response service that provides door-to-door transportation.

MTA manages a number of funding programs available to transportation operators throughout the State.  These programs support both public transportation and specialized transportation services.

Useful Links

Grant Exhibits & Master Agreement Documents

Transit Systems

MTA ICC Routes

The MTA runs four (4) routes using the Inter-County Connector (ICC): 201, 202, 203, and 204. You can find schedule and map information on our Commuter Bus page, simply select the ICC Route in the "Select Route" drop down. You can also download the MTA ICC Fact Sheet for more information.

The No. 201 operates 7 days a week
with hourly service accommodating 34
weekday trips and 30 weekend trips.

• Gaithersburg Park and
   Ride
• Shady Grove Metro Station
• Norbeck Park and Ride
• Burtonsville Park and Ride
• Dorsey MARC Station
• BWI Southwest Terminal
• BWI International Terminal
• BWI MARC / Amtrak Rail
  Station

The No. 202 operates weekdays with 3
morning trips, 3 afternoon trips and
1 midday trip.

• Metropolitan Grove MARC
  Train Station
• Gaithersburg Park and
   Ride
• Shady Grove Metro Station
• Norbeck Park and Ride
• Savage MARC Train
   Station
• DOD-Visitor Center Gate 1
• Fort Meade

The No. 203 operates weekdays
with 3 morning trips, 3
afternoon trips and 1 midday trip.

• Snowden River Park
   & Ride
• Columbia Town Center
• Scaggsville Park & Ride
• Burtonsville Park & Ride
• Georgia Avenue Park
   & Ride
• USUHS
• Medical Center Metro
  Station / NIH

The No. 204 operates weekdays with 4
morning trips and 4 afternoon trips.

• Monocacy MARC Station
• Urbana Park & Ride
• Gaithersburg Park & Ride
• Georgia Avenue Park
  & Ride
• FDA - White Oak
• UMD - College Park
  (Stadium Drive)
• College Park Metro /
   MARC Station

Montgomery County Department of Transportation Ride On

Ride On is the primary public transportation system in Montgomery County, Maryland. Ride On serves Montgomery County as well as the community of Langley Park in Prince George's County. Ride On also serves the Takoma Metro station, and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Howard County RTA

The Regional Transit Agency of Central Maryland (RTA) is the primary public transportation system in Howard County, Maryland. RTA services in Howard County include fixed-route, ADA complementary paratransit and general paratransit services (GPT) for seniors and persons with disabilities. RTA also operates fixed-route and ADA complementary paratransit service in Anne Arundel County, northern Prince George’s County, and the City of Laurel.

City of Annapolis

The City of Annapolis provides access between downtown Annapolis and its suburbs through fixed-route service and a free-fare circulator.

Anne Arundel County Transit