Traffic Incident Management
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National Incident Management System

The Emergency Transportation Operations Web site uses National Incident Management System or NIMS categories to functionally organize its content. The categories - listed on the left - provide specific information as it pertains to Disaster Emergency Transportation Operations (ETO), Traffic Planning for Special Events (PSE) and/or Traffic Incident Management (TIM). The table, below, illustrates how to use the functional areas to identify products or information relevant to one or more of the ETO programs. Items in the matrix are only representative of some of the materials to be found in that section:

Functional Areas to Identify Products or Information Relevant to One or More of the ETO Programs
NIMS Categories Traffic Incident Management Traffic Planning for Planned Special Events Emergency Transportation Operations for Disasters
Command & Management Traffic Management Centers & TIM ICS for Transportation Professionals Managing Travel for Planned Special Events Handbook TMC-EOC-Fusion Center Coordination
Preparedness Capacity Building Service Patrol Handbook & Checklists Tabletop Exercise Instructions For Planned Events and Unplanned Incidents/Emergencies Routes to Effective Evacuation Primer Series
Evacuation Workshop Findings
ETO Workshop Findings
Resource Management Safe, Quick Clearance Resource Management Primer Planned Special Events: Checklists for Practitioners Funding Sources for ETO programs (under development)
Communications & Information Management Computer-Aided Dispatch-TMC Integration Pilot Study Intelligent Transportation Systems for Planned Special Events: A Cross-Cutting Study ATIS during Emergency Operations
Supporting Technologies Dispatch Information Systems Empty Cell Evacuation Modeling Inventory
Ongoing Program Management & Maintenance Performance Metrics
National Unified Goal Materials
Focus State Initiative
TIM Self-Assessment Reports & Maps
Managing Travel for Planned Special Events Handbook: Executive Summary ETO Channel on the DHS' Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS) system
National Program Roadmaps

Though FHWA's three ETO programs have distinct characteristics, the interrelationships among these three are also very evident. From an institutional perspective, all three programs depend on good regional relationships and all three work with the same non-traditional transportation partners to ensure effective TIM, PSE and Disaster ETO operations in local and regional communities.

For more information, please contact:

Paul Jodoin
Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration
Department of Transportation

James Austrich
Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration
Department of Transportation
James Austrich

Joseph Tebo
Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration
Department of Transportation