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.
TPB Planning and Implementation Briefing
May 21, 2008
Richard W Steeg, PE
VDOT Regional Operations Director
Implementation planning and development process is currently underway
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.
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
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.
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
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