Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART) Centers is a specific element that represents the systems and personnel responsible for improving the real-time operations of Maryland's highway system through teamwork and technology. This includes the Statewide Operation Center (SOC), CHART Traffic Operations Centers (TOCs, including CHART Annapolis TOC 5, CHART Frederick TOC 7, CHART Greenbelt TOC 3, CHART Golden Ring TOC 4, and CHART La Vale TOC 6) and the Maryland State Network Operations Center (NOC) in Hanover. The CHART SOC is located in Hanover, MD. This center houses the backbone database for multiple transportation operations in Maryland, and provides a connection between the regional CHART Traffic Operations Centers (TOCs) located throughout the state, as well as various other transportation Stakeholder agencies. Specific systems housed at the SOC include the CHART ITS operating system, the Emergency Operations Reporting System (EORS), the CHART Website, among others. CHART is responsible for operating ITS Systems, traffic control, coordinating with other agencies during incidents, and performing other traffic engineering to improve highway operations.
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