Traffic Incident Management
Various traffic incident management scenes - heavy traffic after accident, traffic planning, police car blocking road, overturned car on bridge, detour, rescue workers.
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TIM Technologies and Techniques

Traffic incident management (TIM) foundational principles focus on communications, on scene management, and programmatic regional and statewide coordination. There are a suite of tools and processes to support TIM that focus on quicker incident detection, quicker on scene clearance, improved traveler information for demand management. The 2010 TIM Handbook presents the evolution of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), articulating the need for formalized structures for incident management:

  • TIM Strategic Program Elements - This chapter details the programmatic structure and institutional coordination necessary for a successful TIM program
  • TIM Tactical Program Elements - This chapter describes the full range of on-scene operations
  • TIM Support Program Elements - This chapter describes the communications and technical aspects of successful TIM programs

Below are specific resources that focus on TIM:

More coming soon.

Publications

  • Integrating Computer-Aided Dispatch Data with Traffic Management Centers (HTML, PDF 7.8MB)

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Paul Jodoin
Transportation Specialist
Emergency Transportation Operations Team
Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration
Department of Transportation
202-366-5465
Paul.Jodoin@dot.gov

James Austrich
Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration
Department of Transportation
202-366-0731
James Austrich

Joseph Tebo
Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration
Department of Transportation
202-366-9242
joseph.tebo@dot.gov