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1 California TIM Guidelines Featured

This document is intended to be used as a guide by traffic incident responders to facilitate decision-making in the field. The goal is for law enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and other response…

2 Colorado State Patrol Push Bumper Video Featured

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has produced a useful few-minute video that shows the versatile use of patrol cars fitted with push bumpers. The use of push bumpers can greatly expedite incident clearance. This video provides several tips and shows vehicles…

3 Enhanced Radio Communications at Highway Incident Scenes Featured

Due to the location, duration and nature of highway incident scenes, the ability to provide and sustain incident management radio communications is a critical area of focus for effective TIM. Often, these incidents involve multi-agency response at both the…

4 Lesson Learned: DVRPC (MPO)-led Task Forces Partner to Lessen the Impact of Incidents Involving Large Trucks Featured

In 2014, the Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force and Transportation Operations Task Force, both of which are led by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), began working together to bridge the gap between freight and TIM in the Philadelphia,…

5 Living in the Line of Duty Featured

The third article in a six-article series published in FHWA's Public Roads magazine (July/August 2014 issue) addresses the risk to TIM responders and how they may mitigate line of duty deaths and injuries. The following is noted in the introduction to the…

6 New Jersey Southern Area First Responders Incident Management Task Force Highway Incident Traffic Safety Guidelines for Emergency Responders, Version 3 Featured

The area covered by this document is associated with limited access highways of NJ 42, NJ 55, I-76, I-676, and I-295 in Camden and Gloucester Counties. The document provides incident responders with uniform operational guidelines to ensure safe operations…

7 State of New Jersey Highway Incident Traffic Safety Guidelines for Emergency Responders Featured

The purpose of this document is to provide uniform operational guidelines to ensure safe operations by emergency responders dispatched to incidents on limited access highways and other roadways as applicable in the State of New Jersey. These operational guidelines…

8 TIM/ITS Newsletter (San Juan Metropolitan Area) Newsletter -- April 2014 Featured

The Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has developed an integrated Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Program as part of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project for the San Juan Metropolitan Area (SJMA). To support…

9 Unified Response Manual (URM) for the Massachusetts Highway System Featured

The MassDOT Highway Division (as of August 4, 2014), working in concert with its public safety and life safety partners, adopted and executed this revised URM. The URM establishes consensus among the Commonwealth’s various first-responder agencies with…

10 AIM High Memorandum of Regional Cooperation

The Austin, TX, region experiences high traffic volumes throughout its regional network. Blockage of roadway lanes due to traffic accidents, disabled vehicles, or other incidents frequently result in substantial and detrimental impact on the movement of traffic,…

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