2003 TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TOW OPERATORS WORKPLAN (TIMTOW) GUIDE
Traffic Incident Management (TIM) is a planned and coordinated process to detect, respond to and remove traffic incidents and restore traffic capacity as safely and quickly as possible. It involves the coordinated interaction of multiple public agencies and private sector partners. Realizing the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) is becoming a national movement for all types of responders, TRAA applied for a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration to publish a guide that would focus on TIM from a tower's perspective. The guide presents a clear explanation of the future goals of TIM as seen through the eyes of Federal, State, Regional and Local planners. The goal is to assure that towers are brought into the loop, and if interested, have an opportunity to insert themselves into their local TIM operations. The guide presents collective wisdom and expertise of transportation professionals who have designed TIM practices over time. Towing participation in these activities has been minimal this far but towers are now being recognized as primary and our levels of education and competence are being challenged.
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- Publication Date: 2003
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 78 p.
- TRT Terms: Equipment; Guidelines; Incident management; Loops (Control systems); Management; Operators (Persons); Regulations; Safety; Technological innovations; Tow trucks; Traffic; Training
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Education and Training; Highways; Law; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00980122
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 4 2004 12:00AM