Transit Resources

MTA (Maryland Transportation Authority)

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation, and one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States.

TRIP

TRIP helps people explore and use transportation alternatives to access their destinations throughout Central Maryland. We provide public transit riders, human services agencies and partner organizations with a wealth of information on a wide range of transit services.

Trip offers a call center for immediate assistance at 1-877-331-TRIP (8747).

Neighbor Ride

Neighbor Ride, established in 2004, is a non-profit supplemental transportation program serving Howard County residents age 60 and older.

Neighbor Ride’s Mission

Because a significant number of older Americans no longer drive, they often stay at home cutting themselves off from the activities and interaction that provide quality to their lives. Neighbor Ride’s mission is to decrease this isolation and improve the quality of life for Howard County’s older residents by providing a reasonably priced, reliable supplemental transportation service with the help of community volunteers and resources.

Services Offered

For age-eligible residents—regardless of ability to pay—Neighbor Ride provides door-to-door transportation for:

  • Medical appointments
  • Religious services
  • Recreational and social events
  • Exercise and academic classes
  • Volunteer and employment obligations
  • Shopping and other day-to-day activities.

Volunteer Ride Coordinators handle intake and scheduling functions. All transportation is provided by a team of volunteer drivers, using their personal vehicles.

Schedule a Ride

To request service, please contact Neighbor Ride at 410-884-RIDE (7433) or complete the Request a Ride form at www.neighborride.org.

WMATA

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. Metro began building its rail system in 1969, acquired four regional bus systems in 1973, and began operating the first phase of Metrorail in 1976. Today, Metrorail serves 86 stations and has 106 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation’s capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 5 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction. Metro began its paratransit service, MetroAccess, in 1994; it provides about 2.3 million trips per year.

Howard Commuter Solutions

Your guide to commuter and transit services in and around Howard County.

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