T3 Webinar Presentation

Using ITS to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Program (October 30, 2013)

Presenter:   Paul Jodoin
Presenter's Org:   FHWA TIM Program Manager

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Slide 1:  Using ITS to Increase Effectiveness of Your TIM Program Webinar

October 30, 2013

[This slide contains two photographs. The photograph on the left shows several cars traveling along a roadway towards an incident where a patrol officer is standing in the middle of the road. The photograph on the right shows cars along a roadway.]

Slide 2:  Use of ITS to Enhance TIM Agenda

Slide 3:  TIM Workshops: 53 Completed

[This slide contains a map of the United States populated with markers to show the fifty-seven locations of Travel Incident Management (TIM) workshops. The fifty-three yellow circles show the locations of completed workshops. The four green circles show the locations of TIM Technical Assistance workshops.]

Slide 4:  (No title)

[This slide contains a graph that displays the actions involved in clearing an incident and the various phases of TIM vs. TIM Performance Measures. The actions are listed at the top of the graph and range from when the incident occurs until traffic conditions return to normal. The actions are represented by a line that is red, orange, yellow, and green in various spots. The red indicates when the accident occurred. The green shows when the incident is cleared. The various phases of TIM displayed are listed below:

The performance measures listed are Roadway Clearance Time and Incident Clearance Time. Roadway Clearance Time should take place when the incident is reported until all travel lanes are open. Incident Clearance Time should take place once the incident is reported until all responders have left the scene.]

Slide 5:  The NASCAR Pit Stop – TIM Analogy

[This slide contains a screenshot of the first scene in a movie about NASCAR. The screenshot consists of a picture of a black sports vehicle moving along a race track with the number “48” written in large white letters.]

Slide 6:  The NASCAR Pit Stop – TIM Analogy

“I feel that we've gotten stuck at 25 seconds…”
- Brian Kary, MnDOT Freeway Operations Engineer

Slide 7:  TIM Self Assessment – National Results

  2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Top 40 Average 79.4% 76.5% 75.0% 71.9% 69.6%
Top 75 Average 75.0% 71.8% 70.2% 65.9% 63.2%
Overall Average
[Number of Locations]
73.8% 70.2%

Slide 8:  National Unified Goal (NUG) for TIM

The NUG for TIM is:

[This slide contains three graphics: an ambulance, a tow truck, and a handheld two-way radio transceiver.]

Slide 9:  NUG Strategies

3. Goals for Performance and Progress
6. TIM Technology

Objective 3: Prompt, Reliable, Interoperable Communications

13. Multidisciplinary Communications Practices and Procedures
14. Prompt, Reliable Responder Notification
15. Interoperable Voice and Data Networks
16. Broadband Emergency Communications Systems
17. Prompt, Reliable Traveler Information Systems
18. Partnerships with News Media and Information Providers

[This slide contains a picture of a handheld two-way radio transceiver in the upper-right corner.]

Slide 10:  National TIM Responder Training Implementation Progress

[This slide contains a United States map that displays the National TIM Responder Training Implementation Progress. States colored blue are where the National Responder Training is in progress. States colored orange are where there are events that are equivalent to the National Trainings in progress. Black circles represent the locations where there are Train the Trainer events. States colored purple are the locations of the Train the Trainers events that are scheduled.]

Slide 11:  CCTV in TIM Webinar

Slide 12:  TIM Network's Upcoming CCTV/TIM Webinar

To be held Nov. 21 at 2:00 PM EST

[This slide contains the red, white, and blue TIM Network logo and a photograph of a security camera.]

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