As congestion in the region continues to increase, it is critical that we operate the transportation system as efficiently as possible. That is why a major focus of our work is on identifying approaches to better manage and operate our transportation system.
These approaches fall under the broad heading of Management and Operations. M&O includes technological tools (such as automatically detecting slow traffic, synchronizing traffic signals, and tracking transit vehicles to provide real-time information to travelers) and non-technological tools (such as coordinating maintenance schedules, improving coordination between emergency responders, and increasing communication between operators and planners on common goals for the operation of the transportation system).
Baltimore Metropolitan Council staff supports several committees that work on M&O issues and projects.
In addition to working with committees, BMC staff work on a number of M&O related projects:
Traffic Signal Forum