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1 Broward and Palm Beach Severe Incident Response Vehicle (SIRV) Brochure Featured

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the highway systems in Florida. Part of operating the highway system is managing emergency incidents in accordance with the Florida Open Roads Policy. The…

2 Clearing Crashes on Arterials Featured

The March/April 2015 issue of Public Roads magazine includes the feature article titled “Clearing Crashes on Arterials.” Local departments of Public Works and DOTs play a vital role in managing traffic incidents. This article addresses specifically what…

3 Road Ranger of the Month Featured

Every month, the Florida Department of Transportation District Six Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Office announces a new Road Ranger of the Month and distributes it via email. The Road Ranger operators are recognized for their dedication and hard…

4 Enhancing Safety Service Patrol Drivers’ Safety on the Roadside

For Safety Service Patrol operators working in high-traffic, high-speed lanes, measures can be taken to improve safety. Lynn R. Self, Courtesy Patrol Program Manager with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) in Texas, explained it like this: “Incidents…

5 Interstate 64 Traffic Response Assessment Study

This study evaluates the impacts of using traffic response patrols along the I-64 corridor in St. Louis, Missouri, during the two-year full closure of this corridor. A three-page executive summary of the findings from this study are included here. The Missouri…

6 Lesson Learned: Maryland Measures Performance to Expand TIM Patrol Program

The Maryland State Highway Administration partners with the Maryland State Police and Maryland Transportation Authority to operate the Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART), including a TIM Patrol Program. Since 1999, the University of Maryland…

7 Safe Highway Matters

Over the past thirty plus years, Safety Service Patrols have been an integral component of highway safety operations and TIM. Today, these patrols exist in 40 states. SafeHighways.org was created by Travelers Marketing to provide a resource and an interactive…

8 State Law Enforcement Agencies on Safety Service Patrols’ “Invaluable Assistance” During Natural Disasters

On the road and in the face of a natural disaster, there are few more critical partnerships for Safety Service Patrols (SSP) than the partnership they have with the local law enforcement. From state to state, SSPs are receiving high marks on their response…

9 TDOT HELP Program and Transportation Management Centers Annual Operations Report (2014)

The HELP program, which operates in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, is a core component of the Tennessee Department of Transportation‘s (TDOT) SmartWay Program. The purpose of HELP is to minimize traffic congestion, promote the safe movement…

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