The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) employs two overall strategies in achieving its communication objectives. These are Inter-Governmental Partnering and Resource Sharing. The benefits are significant cost savings and improved operational efficiencies. MDOT SHA’s communication objectives support multiple statewide applications including MDOT SHA’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS); Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART); Network Maryland; data and voice communications; video teleconferencing; and other broadband services.
MDOT SHA allows non-exclusive use of its rights of way, other MDOT SHA real estate; and its existing communications infrastructure by a Public/Private entity for the installation, operation and maintenance of communications systems for themselves in exchange for providing communications equipment, services, and/or monetary revenue/compensation to the MDOT SHA. Resource sharing undertaken by MDOT SHA and a Public/Private entity may include installation of conduit and fiber optic cabling facilities; construction of new wireless communication facilities; collocation of wireless communication facilities on existing towers or allocation of fiber strands acquired from previous Resource Sharing projects; or other transportation technologies such as data sharing.
Submit resource sharing proposals to:
or via email to RSA_Utilities@sha.state.md.us.
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601
Main Business Line – 410-545-0300
Safety Campaigns – 1-800-323-6742
For emergencies, call MDOT SHA's Statewide Operations Center at 410-582-5650.
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