The CATT Organization
CATT provides an organizational umbrella for five major initiatives which are briefly described below. Each initiative is an extention of the CATT mission statement which defines our approach to foster the emerging transportation needs through research, education, and deployment. In staying true to our mission each one of the initiatives encompass the three key categories reseach, education and deployment
Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT)
Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination (MATOC)
The Capital Wireless Information Net (CapWIN) is a partnership between the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia to develop an interoperable first responder data communication and information sharing network. CapWIN's application suite enables:
- Incident management & coordination across agencies, regions, and public safety and transportation disciplines
- Secure one-to-one & group public and private discussions
- A robust and searchable directory of individual first responders -- a "411 Directory" for public safety and transportation agencies
- Access to operational data/resources, including regional transportation data and multiple state/federal law enforcement criminal databases
For more information about CapWIN, visit their website
The University of Maryland's Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) supports National, State, and local efforts to provide safe and efficient transportation systems through improved operations and management by means of research and development, technology implementation, training and education.
The CATT Lab's research and development activities provide a bridge between the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) community, the information technology community, and other disciplines essential to the successful application of ITS.
For more information about CATT Lab, visit their website
CATTworks is the transportation analytics branch of the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT). CATTworks specialized in high risk high rewards research in transportation engineering. For more detailed information about CATTworks, visit the website.
The purpose of the Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) is to create an integrated advanced transportation training and education program. The program, based on a consortium of universities, is open to anyone pursuing a career in advanced transportation. Instruction offered through CITE may include graduate and undergraduate level courses, as well as skill-based training and technology transfer. In addition to its educational responsibilities, CITE will facilitate networking and communication among universities and other CITE members.
For more information about CITE, visit their website.
MD T2 Center
The Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center (MD T2 Center) was established in 1984 at the University of Maryland, College Park. LTAP provides an excellent foundation for T2 activities in Maryland. Each year, the Center works with the Maryland SHA and the FHWA to develop a work plan that meets the training and technology assistance needs of agencies with transportation responsibilities within the state of Maryland.
For more information about the MD T2 Center, visit their website
Following experiences from the 9/11 attacks and other major incidents, transportation officials from Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) have committed to share and coordinate their transportation systems' conditions and
information management during regional incidents. On behalf of the region, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) has partnered with the major transportation agencies in creating MATOC, the Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination Program.
For more information about MATOC, visit their website