The Greater Yellowstone Rural Intelligent Transportation System (GYRITS) Priority Corridor is a 200-mile long, 100-mile wide, heavily utilized rural transportation corridor between Bozeman, Montana and Idaho Falls, Idaho. The overall purpose of this study is to determine and document state-of-the-practice, incident management policies, practices and procedures and, within the limits of available resources, apply them to incidents occurring anywhere within the GYRITS study area. In 1999 over half of all police officers killed in the line of duty died while responding to (or at the scene of) traffic incidents. Nearly 10,000 police cars, 2,000 fire trucks and 3,000 other service vehicles were struck while going to, or at, traffic incidents. Secondary crashes resulting from queuing as a result of primary incidents make up 14-18 percent of all crashes. The overall objective of developing and distributing this Response Guide is to reduce the time between incident occurrence and clearance so as to minimize the risk of secondary crashes and to reduce the staggering costs incurred annually by motorists and commercial vehicle cargo trapped in long queues of traffic. Specific objectives of this document include: (1) Identification of opportunities for improving and implementing each component of regional incident management; (2) Determination and compilation of recommendations for consideration by both primary and support emergency service providers; (3) Determination of the extent to which improved training, additional equipment and other resources could enhance regional incident management; (4) Identification of the means by which improved incident management procedures might be adopted and institutionalized; (5) Identification of impediments to improving incident management that may only be overcome by state and local legislative initiatives and adoption of interagency agreements or similar compacts at the state and local level.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 54 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00988090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2005 12:00AM