Howard Transit

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Howard Transit
Howard-transit-logo.png
Service area Howard County, MD
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 10
Hubs 5
Fleet mixed variety
Annual ridership 885,616 [1]
Operator First Transit
Website howardtransit.com

Howard Transit is the primary public transit system in Howard County, Maryland, which grew from the former ColumBus bus system in Columbia, Maryland. First Transit replaced Veolia Transport as the operating company in July 2007.

History[edit]

In 1975, the Howard County Council announced plans to create a subsidized bus system for Columbia. Councilmembers Ruth Keeton and Virgina Thomas introduced legislation for Howard County to manage public transportation with a nine member board.[2]

Routes[edit]

Howard Transit operates eight routes designated by colors to various parts of Howard County and surrounding areas:

Route Terminus Major Corridor (s) Connections Transfers
Brown Route
  • Little Patuxent Parkway
  • Oakland Mills Road
  • Homespun Drive
  • Guilford Road
  • Columbia Medical Plan
  • Oakland Mills
  • Owen Brown
  • Snowden River Park & Ride
  • HT:
    • Gold, Green, Orange, Red, Silver, Yellow
  • CRT:
    • E
  • MTA:
    • 150, 310, 320, 915, 929, 995
Green Route
  • Twin Rivers Road
  • Cedar Lane
  • Wilde Lake Shopping Center
  • Hickory Ridge
  • Harper's Choice
  • HT:
    • Brown, Gold, Green, Orange, Red, Silver, Yellow
  • CRT:
    • E
  • MTA:
    • 150, 310, 320, 915, 929, 995
Gold Route
  • Mall in Columbia
  • Maryland Wholesale Food Center
  • Little Patuxent Parkway
  • Kilimanjaro Road
  • Tamar Drive
  • Waterloo Road
  • Columbia Medical Plan
  • Oakland Mills
  • Longwood Apartments
  • Long Reach
  • Columbia Crossing
  • Snowden River Park & Ride
  • Sherwood Crossing
  • HT:
    • Brown, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Silver, Yellow
  • CRT:
    • E
  • MTA:
    • 150, 310, 320, 915, 929, 995
Orange Route
  • Mall in Columbia
  • King's Contrivance
  • Little Patuxent Parkway
  • Sunny Springs Lane
  • Cedar Lane
  • Shaker Drive
  • Guilford Road
  • HT:
    • Brown, Gold, Green, Red, Silver, Yellow
  • CRT:
    • E
  • MTA:
    • 150, 310, 320, 915, 929
Purple Route
  • Savage
  • Maryland Wholesale Food Center
  • Meadowridge Road
  • Dorsey
  • HT:
    • Gold, Silver
  • CRT:
    • A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J
  • MTA:
    • 202, 320
  • Metrobus:
    • 87, 88, 89, 89M, Z9, Z29
  • MARC:
    • Camden Line
Red Route
  • Mall in Columbia
  • Columbia Gateway
  • Longwood Apartments
  • Long Reach
  • Columbia Crossing
  • Dobbin Shopping Center
  • Snowden Square
  • HT:
    • Brown, Gold, Green, Orange, Silver, Yellow
  • CRT:
    • E
  • MTA:
    • 150, 310, 320, 915, 929, 995
Silver Route
  • HT:
    • Brown, Gold, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Yellow
  • CRT:
    • E, J, K
  • MTA:
    • 17, 99, 150, 201, 310, 320, 915, 929, 995
    • Blue Line
  • Metrobus
    • B30
  • MARC
    • Camden Line
    • Penn Line
Yellow Route
  • Dorsey's Search/Selbourne House
  • Executive Park
  • Long Gate Park & Ride
  • Long Gate
  • Main Street & Ellicott Mills
  • Howard County Government Center
  • U.S. Route 40 & Rogers Avenue
  • Heartlands
  • HT:
    • Brown, Gold, Green, Orange, Red, Silver
  • CRT:
    • E
  • MTA:
    • 150, 310, 320, 915, 929, 995

Notes:

Defunct routes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report of the County Executives Transportation Commission". Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Howard transit system pushed". The Baltimore Sun. 1 October 1975. 

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