Maryland Center for Traffic Safety Analysis (MCTSA)
Established from federal MAP-21 funds in support of highway safety efforts, the Maryland Center for Traffic Safety Analysis (MCTSA) grant is implemented by the Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research – Organized Research Center (STAR ORC) Charles “McC” Mathias National Study Center for Trauma and EMS (NSC) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
This effort is funded by the Maryland Highway Safety Office, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. The NSC has been funded by a variety of sources to support local organizations as well as state and federal entities seeking to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities for over 25 years.
The MCTSA partnership seeks to build upon this history, and develop a more formal structure to better support evaluation studies, performance based planning and assessment, strategic planning, legislative concerns or public policy, and a wide range of other technical and analytical services. Organizationally, MCTSA systematically approaches requests for support and new grant funding through the Data and Program Services tracks.