Office of Traffic and Safety (Part 2)

To carry out its many functions, OOTS is organized into a Director's Office and five divisions. These units and their detailed functions are :

Director's Office

The Director's Office is responsible for the overall direction and policy guidance of the Office of Traffic and Safety including the coordination of program activities among OOTS divisions. The Director's Office provides administrative services and financial management support to the OOTS divisions. The Director's Office is the administrative contact point of OOTS with other SHA units, and in particular advises and assists the Chief Engineer and Administrator on traffic and safety issues.

Senior Engineer's Team

The Senior Engineers Team acts with the director as the major link to SHA Districts and as the Director's representative at high priority hearings, meetings, and discussions with District staff, officials, and the general public. The team advises the Director and OOTS staff on Traffic Control Device needs and other traffic engineering and safety issues. These issues include special statewide and multi-office projects such as roundabouts, Eastern Shore Traffic Operations, the logo program, recruitment and hiring of engineers, and FITM (Freeway Incident Traffic Management) plans.

Traffic Engineering Design Division

The Traffic Engineering Design Division (TEDD) is responsible for the preparation, production, oversight and design of all traffic control devices, statewide. This work includes the development and preparation of both areawide and formally-advertised contracts, plans, special provisions, engineer’s estimates and specifications. The TEDD design teams perform traffic control device design and structural design and inspections. In addition, TEDD support is provided by the Systems Engineering Team and the Engineering Support Team.

The TEDD provides support to other SHA units with regard to specialized design work and determining unique solutions to complex engineering challenges.

Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team provides overall program direction and problems resolution for traffic engineering issues to all OOTS and SHA offices and allied agencies. The Team is responsible for coordinating all TEDD program activities, monitoring production, advancing technologies into design and providing the daily leadership to guide our Team into the 21st century.