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Statewide Traffic Incident Management Program Support

Establishing guidelines for traffic incident management and emergency response.
  • Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    TIM policies and procedures increase safety and allow for more coordinated response. Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

  • The PA TIM support project aided PennDOT in the development of emergency response procedures - Gannett Fleming

    The PA TIM support project aided PennDOT in the development of emergency response procedures.

Client
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Location
Statewide, Pennsylvania

Our Role
Policy, Procedure Development.

Data
Completed
2016
Duration
In Progress
Outcomes
  • Established statewide traffic incident management policies and procedures
  • Prepared a joint operational policy statement 
  • Proposed a Statewide Incident Management Coordinating Committee.

Traffic incident management (TIM) is not only crucial to traveler safety and emergency response, it also plays a key role in reducing congestion and vehicular movement. Gannett Fleming worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and other key stakeholders to identify areas to improve the state’s TIM program.

The program was based on the National Unified Goal for TIM and the standard incident response time line. The project required coordination with the county Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and first responders, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the Metropolitan Planning Organization transportation planners, and the Pennsylvania Towing Association. Tailored to those who respond daily in an Incident Command System or Unified Command environment, the program improvements focused on strategic planning and investment, tactical operations, and support programs controlled by PennDOT.

What We Did

Gannett Fleming provided support services and created policies and procedures for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) statewide traffic incident management (TIM) program.

Our firm conducted workshops and surveyed personnel in county maintenance, district incident management, and executive leadership roles. In addition, our firm prepared a Joint Operational Policy Statement, and discussed it with key partners. We also proposed the establishment of a Statewide Incident Management Coordinating Committee as a path forward for continuing to improve TIM processes.

Key Features

  • Based on the National Unified Goal for TIM
  • Includes input from personnel in county maintenance, district incident management, and executive leadership roles
  • Focus on strategic planning and investment
  • Development of a Joint Operational Policy Statement
  • Establishment of a Statewide Incident Management Coordinating Committee.

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