July 2015 Quarterly Meeting Items

Materials from the most recent quarterly meeting, including minutes and PowerPoints, are available for download.

Click here for meeting items - https://app.box.com/s/g1w48cwv4e7obc8su36vk5kp467doo6j.



SHRP2 Train-the-Trainer, Sept. 22 & 23

The SHRP2 train-the-trainer program will be offered Sept. 22 & 23 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC).

Click this link for more details:  http://access.gpstc.org/catalog/coursedetail.jsp?gpstccode=MC1596




Georgia SHRP2 TIM Training Update

Any trainer who has completed the 10-hour FHWA SHRP2 train-the-trainer program in Georgia is fully certified to deliver the 4-hour incident management training course at any time.

The TIME Task Force will host a free webinar exclusively for Georgia’s SHRP2 trainers on Monday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. Please plan to attend this discussion to hear more about the following:

  • Georgia and national training outlook
  • Overview of Georgia-specific training materials
  • Updating records with FHWA
  • Available TIME resources
  • Web-based training materials
  • Future training plans

Please use the following details to access the webinar:

Date: Monday, July 20, 2015   Time: 10:00 am
Web login: http://tinyurl.com/pq5saap

Call-in number: 1-720-389-1159

Meeting Number: 641 412 562
Attendee access code: 428 130 5


FHWA Webinar Announcement - Safety Service Patrol Benefit-Cost (SSP-BC) Tool

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Research and Development will host a webinar to share and discuss the features of a new software tool, Safety Service Patrol Benefit-Cost (SSP-BC),  developed to help transportation managers and decision-makers in evaluating the benefits and costs of Safety Service Patrols.  The tool will eventually be expanded to include other TIM strategies. 

Webinar Details
When: July 30, 2015, 1:30PM – 2:30PM EST
Where: WebEx
Please click the link below to join the WebEx meeting:

For better audio quality, please dial the telephone number provided below:
Dial-in: (855)462-5367. Conference code: 2835711.
*DO NOT join the audio call via WebEx when you login to the meeting. Please use the conference telephone number above to join the discussion

This event is open to all interested parties.  Please RSVP at the following link

The  Safety  Service  Patrol  (SSP)  is  an  effective  Traffic  Incident  Management (TIM) strategy that aims to improve traffic mobility and safety during the occurrence of incidents. In order to evaluate  the  comprehensive  effectiveness,  FHWA  Saxton  Transportation  Operations  Lab, in collaboration with University of Maryland’s Civil Engineering Department, has developed a web-based user-friendly tool, SSP-BC, to take a  closer  look  into  cost-effective  scenario  planning  before,  during, and after traffic incidents occur. Equipped with a set of multiple regression equations for estimating travel delay, fuel consumption,  emissions, secondary incidents and calculating benefit cost ratios, this  tool  will  enable  better  decision  making  by  state  DOTs  and local agencies on SSP programs.

Please note that the SSP-BC is the first module to roll out as we are busy building the comprehensive TIM-BC tool. We expect to release the completed comprehensive TIM-BC tool featuring other modules (such as Driver Removal Law, Authority Removal Law, etc.,) in the next couple of months.

Click here to learn more about and download the SSP-BC tool

Kimberly C. Vásconez serves as the Traffic Incident & Events Management Team Leader with the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Operations.  Her team develops national policy, guidance and tools for Traffic Incident Management, Traffic Planning for Special Events, Incident Management for Transportation Officials and Disaster Transportation Planning, including Evacuations, Debris Clearance and Movement Coordination. Ms. Vásconez has 28 years of disaster management experience from USDOT, DHS/FEMA, and USAID.  She holds a Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and resides with her family in Herndon, Virginia.

Dr. Taylor Lochrane is as a Research Civil Engineer for FHWA at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC), located in McLean, Virginia, leading various projects in the areas of Connected Vehicles and Connected Automation.  Dr. Lochrane began his career in FHWAs Office of Operations Research & Development in 2011 as a Pathways Student Trainee (Civil Engineer).  He currently leads several research projects in the Saxton Transportation Operations Lab, the newest state-of-the-art facility, which investigates ways of converting our roadways into an electronically integrated surface transportation system that integrates people (e.g., pedestrians, drivers, and passengers), vehicles (e.g., bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses), and a freshly envisioned infrastructure. A native from Orlando, Florida “the Sunshine State,” Dr. Lochrane received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF).

Dr. Jiaqi Ma is a Transportation Research Engineer with Leidos working at FHWA Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center. His areas of expertise include traffic operations, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), planning for operations, traffic modeling and simulation, Connected Automated Vehicles, travel demand forecasting, and data mining. He has managed and participated in many research projects of USDOT and state DOTs covering a wide range of areas, including bottleneck identification and reduction, Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control, Benefit/Cost analysis of Traffic Incident Management Strategies, and vehicle-automation-based Speed Harmonization, etc.

New Open Roads Policy Support

TIME is proud to announce recent Open Roads Policy endorsement from the following:

City of Marietta Police Department


TIME Task Force - July 29, 2015 Quarterly Meeting

Plan to attend the next TIME Task Force Quarterly Meeting. The July 29 gathering is hosted by the Marietta Fire Department. Come network with other traffic incident management professionals and hear these informative presenters:

Northwest Corridor Project Update - John Hancock P.E., Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)  

Georgia Environmental Protection Division - J.R. Campbell and Hugh Galyean (EPD)

After Incident Reviews - New Image Towing and Marietta Fire Department

Traffic Management Center Update - Carol Bowler, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)

Secondary Crash Data - Patrick Hall, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)   


Click here to register for this event.