Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways. Task 385. AASHTO Traffic Incident Management Working Group and Technical Advisory Group Business Plan

The Transportation and Public Safety Summit of 2012 brought a new discussion on traffic incident management (TIM) to the forefront. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) had previously led the collaboration efforts through the development and sustainment of the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition (NTIMC). As an executive leadership group (ELG) was formed on the heels of the 2012 Summit, the NTIMC was sun-setted. This has left the national transportation voice on TIM fragmented and has hampered the efforts to institutionalize TIM within state transportation agencies across the nation. Understanding TIM in the context of Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSMO), AASHTO moved to create a TIM Working group in May 2014. This working group will facilitate advanced understanding of TIM, report on developments and assist with pushing AASHTO's position on TIM into the national dialog. To ensure that invested time and energy is effective, the Subcommittee Transportation Systems Management & Operations (STSMO) needs to engage a consultant to develop an initial business plan as well as a template for the future. AASHTO recently renamed its standing subcommittee on operations management to STSMO. This marked the beginning of more fully addressing the diverse transportation operations needs that state transportation agencies face. One emphasis area continues to be on traffic incident management (TIM). AASHTO has had a long-standing interest in TIM including playing a vital role in the creation of the NTIMC in 2006. In 2012 AASHTO participated in a Transportation and Public Safety Summit that identified four pillars of TIM for the nation: Legislation and Leadership; Institutional and Sustainability; Practitioner Capacity Building; and Public Outreach. In reaction to this summit the NTIMC was transitioned into the current Executive Leadership Group (ELG). As part of TSMO strategies, AASHTO has created an inward focused TIM Working Group that is comprised of state transportation agency members that guide, participate in, and report back developments in TIM to the overall STSMO. The STMSO also created an outward focused TIM Technical Advisory Group (TIMTAG) that can leverage participation from all TIM disciplines to tackle common interests. The TIM Working Group and TIMTAG need to have a clear business plan that maximizes both efficiency and output.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $75000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-07, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Derr, B

  • Start Date: 20150614
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39797

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  • Accession Number: 01566310
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-07, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2015 1:00AM