Announcing the launch of two Regional Transit Corridor Studies

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Connecting Our Future

A Regional Transit Plan for Central Maryland

About the RTP

The Regional Transit Plan is a 25-year plan for improving public transportation in Central Maryland (Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, and Howard County). The Plan addresses traditional transit (buses and trains) and explores new mobility options and technology.

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About the RTP

The Regional Transit Plan is a 25-year plan for improving public transportation in Central Maryland (Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, and Howard County). The Plan addresses traditional transit (buses and trains) and explores new mobility options and technology.

Read the Plan (PDF) Read the Plan (accessible version) Read the Plan (Spanish version)

This ambitious plan will support the region’s economy, sustain the environment, transform communities, and connect residents to jobs and services.

The Plan will improve the way we move through our daily lives.

The Plan was developed over an 18-month period and finalized per legislative requirements by October 1, 2020 and implementation is now underway. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on transit ridership, operations, and finances, the Implementation Team is maintaining a nimble approach to both the timeline and manner in which strategies and initiatives advance.

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Plan Development

Inside the Plan

Three Overarching Goals

Optimizing existing transit services

Optimizing existing
transit services

Improve connectivity and integration of exisiting and future transit services

Improve connectivity &
integration of existing & future
transit services

Enhance fiscal sustainability

Enhance fiscal
sustainability

With three overarching goals supported by six objectives, the Plan looks at how to connect people where they need to go by improving existing transit services, identifying areas that can be better served by transit, and considering where new services could be appropriate.

The Plan presents a broad array of initiatives to help us move forward in a way that serves everyone – from specific, targeted local actions to long-term and large-scale projects that will meet the changing needs of the region. These initiatives work together to achieve the Plan’s objectives.

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Technical Reports

The four Technical Reports below provide additional detail and analysis that support the Plan.

Existing & Future Conditions

  • Establishes regional baselines for:
    • Transit allocation
    • Transit needs
    • Transit performance
  • Describes anticipated growth and change across the region (e.g., population, jobs, and travel patterns)
  • Offers insights as to where the Plan can focus its efforts to address existing challenges and meet future needs.
  • Download Technical Report (PDF)

Customer Journey

  • Describes the six steps that compose a complete transit trip
  • Identified opportunities to enhance the trip, drawing on case studies fromother transit agencies from around the world
  • Connects findings to strategies identified in the Plan
  • Download Technical Report (PDF)

Transit Network Improvements & Regional Transit Corridors

  • Describes the Transit Network Improvements identification process
  • Describes the methods and analysis by which Regional Transit Corridors were selected and prioritized
  • Outlines next steps to advance the Transit Network Improvements and Regional Transit Corridors in the implementation phase
  • Download Technical Report (PDF)
  • Download Corridor Profiles (PDF)

Public Engagement

  • Summarizes outreach and engagement throughout the three phases of the Plan's development
  • Identified key themes from what the Project Team heard from the public and stakeholders
  • Provides ways in which the Plan reflects public input on the draft Plan
  • Download Technical Report (PDF)