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Item #8. Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination (MATOC) Program. TPB Planning and Implementation Briefing May 21, 2008 Richard W Steeg, PE MATOC Chair VDOT Regional Operations Director. MATOC Program Re-Cap.

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Metropolitan area transportation operations coordination matoc program

Item #8

Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination (MATOC) Program

TPB Planning and Implementation Briefing

May 21, 2008

Richard W Steeg, PE


VDOT Regional Operations Director

Matoc program re cap
MATOC Program Re-Cap

  • 2005 – TPB support, $2.0 M SAFETEA-LU funding through Virginia Congressman Moran

  • 2006 – Concept of Operation developed with assistance from the Volpe Center

  • 2007 – MATOC documents developed and signed spring / summer: MOU, bylaws, funding agreement – independent entity of its “owners:” DDOT, MDOT, VDOT, WMATA

  • 2008 – Funding and Committee Appointment logistics finalized early spring

  • 2008 – Contract for consultant support completed winter – Award to Telvent Farradyne

  • 2008 – Official entity effective March 27 with the election of Steering Committee Officers and adoption of bylaws

  • 2008 – May 6 Workshop determined MATOC Vision, Mission, and Objectives

    Implementation planning and development process is currently underway

Matoc program
MATOC Program


To ensure that travel in the NCR is the safest and most efficient in the nation through effective information dissemination and regional coordination.


Provide situational awareness of transportation operations in the NCR through the communication of consistent and reliable information to enable the traveling public and operating agencies to make effective and timely decisions.

Develop the tools and processes needed to facilitate coordinated operating agency response.

Matoc guiding principles
MATOC Guiding Principles

People who will ensure regional coordination and communication for transportation operations

Processes for developing and maintaining operational policies, procedures, and protocols to enable effective coordination and information sharing

Technology using RITIS (Regional Integrated Transportation Information System) and agency systems to share timely, accurate transportation systems condition information across the region

Matoc objectives
MATOC Objectives

To provide for the quick and reliable exchange of transportation system information among operating agencies in the NCR.

To provide accurate and timely information on transportation system conditions to the public, taking advantage of a wide variety of public and private dissemination means.

To enable agency operations staffs to more effectively and reliably coordinate with each other when a major incident or emergency has occurred.

To continually improve regional preparedness for effectively managing the transportation system in response to major incidents or emergencies on critical transportation system links.

To continually improve the region’s ability to inform the public and coordinate management of the transportation system.

To continually improve the performance of agency operations personnel in coordinating with their peers in other agencies in the region.

Matoc development deployment approach
MATOC Development & Deployment Approach

Acknowledge that time is of the essence

Deploy proof of concept within next three to six months, but not later than December 1, 2008

Launch concurrent development and implementation process

Develop core standard operating procedures, practice, and protocols to support deployment of proof of concept

Engage appropriate stakeholders for input

Identify and monitor core performance metrics

Transition supporting technical systems (RITIS) to a stable 24/7 operating environment to enable proof of concept

Use proof of concept to guide further development / refinement of standard operating procedures and protocols, business and technical processes, and organization structure

Matoc strategies to do list
MATOC Strategies – “To Do” List

Develop standard procedures that define how agency operations staff will communicate and coordinate with each other

Launch proof of concept

Develop and support use of regional information sharing technology

Develop automated and personal communications channels to various public and private travel information dissemination methods

Develop regionally coordinated transportation management response plans

Conduct table-top exercises and post-incident reviews and identify improvements needed

Identify and provide the training needed to improve the performance of operations staffs relative to regional coordination