TIM Program Management Resources

What are the Benefits of Traffic Incident Management?

Benefits of Traffic Incident Management - Published by NTIMC in 2006. Benefits include congestion relief, economic savings, energy conservation and environmental benefits, public safety and health benefits, reduced morbidity and mortality, reduced public safety personnel needs, increased public safety, and increased consumer satisfaction.

Responder Safety - Published by NTIMC in 2006. Documents data that was available on rates of deaths and injuries among fire service, law enforcement, towing, and highway agency personnel who respond to traffic incidents. Covers key strategies for increasing responder safety: Standarizing Responder Safety Operational Procedures; Traffic Safety and Traffic Control Training for all Responders; Responder Safety Policies and Legislation (Move Over / Slow Down laws); Driver Training and Awareness. Covers issues related to responder safety: MUTCD 6-I; high-visibility apparel; use of warning lights; European models.

What is the Current Status of Your Traffic Incident Management Program?

Traffic Incident Management Self Assessment Guide - Published by FHWA in 2002.

Traffic Incident Management Self Assessment National Detail Summary Report - Published by FHWA in 2002.

Traffic Incident Management Self Assessment Naiotnal Executive Summary Report - Published by FHWA in 2003.

Successful Practices

Example Strategies for Building Stronger State TIM Programs - Published by NTIMC in 2006. Covers Incident Management Plans and Policies (including clearance policies and performance goals); Statewide TIM Strategic Plans; Best Practices Guidelines; Regional TIM Plans and Guidelines; the All-Hazards Planning Context; Interagency and Interdisciplinary Relationships; Organizational Structure; Chain of Command; and Budget.

Prompt, Reliable Incident Communications - Published by NTIMC in 2006. Provides an overview of information and communications issues relevant to traffic incident management, including: Response Planning; Incident Notification; Public Notification; Emergency Routing Information, Coordination, and Communication; CAD-ITS Integration; Regional Wireless Interagency Emergency Information Networks; Next Generation 9-1-1; and Funding for "Smart Response" Technologies.

Safe, Quick Clearance - Published by NTIMC in 2006. Provides an overview of the following strategies for achieving safe, quick clearance: Unified Incident Command; Standardized Operations, Response, and Scene Safety Practices; More Timely and Coordinated Use of Technology; 24/7 Availability of TIM Responders; Joint TIM Training; and Clearance Performance Goals.

NCHRP Synthesis 318: Safe and Quick Clearance of Traffic Incidents (2003)

Executive Summary: I-95 Corridor Coalition Quick Clearance and "Move It" Best Practices (2005)

I 95 Corridor Coalition Quick Clearance and "Move It" Best Practices Final Report (2003) [link to full report]

Incident Management Successful Practices: A Cross-Cutting Study - Published by FHWA in 2000.

Traffic Incident Management Handbook - Published by FHWA in 2000. Currently being updated.

Responder Safety - Published by NTIMC in 2006. Covers key strategies for increasing responder safety: Standarizing Responder Safety Operational Procedures; Traffic Safety and Traffic Control Training for all Responders; Responder Safety Policies and Legislation (Move Over / Slow Down laws); Driver Training and Awareness. Covers issues related to responder safety: MUTCD 6-I; high-visibility apparel; use of warning lights; European models.

Peformance Measures

Incident Management Performance Measures Study - Published by FHWA in 2002.