Office of Transportation Mobility and Operations (OTMO)

Our Purpose

The purpose of OTMO is to provide a safe, efficient and reliable travel experience to our customers on Maryland’s highways.

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What We Do

OTMO is committed to keeping Marylanders moving on the roadways through the expertise, hard work, and dedication of its multiple divisions and staff. Using Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies, Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS), and partnerships, we monitor traffic, clear incidents, assist stranded motorists on our highways, and provide real-time traveler information to our customers. We leverage emerging technologies and implement innovative strategies to update and maximize the use of our existing transportation infrastructure. We are also preparing for a connected and automated future using data and a performance driven approach to plan and program ITS, telecommunications, and decision-support systems.

Listing of OTMO activities supporting operational success

OTMO activities include incident response, emergency traffic patrols, road weather management, special event management, incident management, telecommunications, traffic monitoring, 24/7 traffic operations center, emergency operations, emerging transportation technologies, intelligent transportation systems, traffic management, work zone management and traveler information.

Our Programs

Coordinated Highway Action Response Team

24/7 Traffic monitoring, traffic management, incident response and management, emergency operations and traveler information (Maryland 511)

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Transportation Systems Management & Operations

Integrated coordination of planning, engineering, operations and maintenance activities to help manage congestion, reduce delays and improve safety and efficiency on existing facilities

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Our Initiatives

Live Traveler Information

Maryland’s official travel information service providing real time traffic and weather information

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Systems Integration

Developing and maintaining CHART web applications to support efficient management of our transportation network

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Intelligent Transportation Systems

Developing, integrating, deploying and maintaining CHART’s ITS devices and agency's communications structures

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Connected and Automated Vehicles

Developing, implementing and managing strategies, technologies and initiatives related to connected and automated vehicles

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Traffic Management Center Operations

Monitoring real-time traffic conditions, dispatching support and providing notifications to the public

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Patrol Operations

Managing highway patrol vehicles that monitor roadway conditions, providing assistance to motorists, and handling traffic control at highway incidents

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Mobility Planning & Engineering

Planning, Engineering Analysis & Design, ITS Deployment, and Programming of Funds for Statewide Mobility

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Data Analysis & Performance

Data Analysis & Performance Monitoring to Support Innovation via TSMO in MDOT SHA

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