State and local Traffic Incident Management (TIM) programs cover a broad range of maturity from emerging programs to those that are advanced. The Talking TIM Webinar Series seeks to provide a forum where TIM champions with any level of experience can exchange information about current practices, programs, and technologies. Each month, Talking TIM will highlight successful programs, identify best practices, and showcase technology that advances the profession. The April webinar agenda includes:
- Brief FHWA Introduction & Updates – Paul Jodoin and Jim Austrich, FHWA Office of Operations
- Colorado’s Standing Committee on First Responder Safety – Captain Robert Marone, Fort Collins Troop Office, Colorado State Patrol
- New national TIM Responder Training Data Opportunities – Katie Belmore, FHWA consultant, HNTB
- Marketing TIM to Strengthen Programs – Vaishali Shah, AEM Corporation and Paul Jodoin, FHWA Office of Operations
Katie Belmore: Katie Belmore is a Traffic Operations Engineer with HNTB Corporation. Based in Seattle, she has 16 years of experience and specializes in traffic incident management (TIM). Katie has been supporting FHWA with the implementation of the National TIM Responder Training Program since 2013.
Captain Rob Marone: Rob began his career with the Colorado State Patrol in 1997 assigned as a trooper to Troop 6A Jefferson County. In 2001, he transferred to Public Affairs to the role of a state Public Information Officer. In 2002, he promoted to Sergeant responsible for Public Affairs, the CSP Media Center and the was the coordinator to the state child passenger safety program. In 2007, Rob promoted to Captain assigned to Troop 3C ‐Larimer County, this is his current role. Rob has been training TIM topics since 2012 and is an Executive Team Member of the Colorado First Responder Safety Task Force.
Vaishali Shah: Vaishali Shah is a transportation systems engineer helping federal and State agencies bring innovations to practice from Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for highway systems, to Data Communications (DataComm) and Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) for airports and airspace. Ms. Shah is an expert in the development and use of simulation, modeling, and analytic techniques to evaluate emerging technologies within the early phases of the acquisition life cycle, focusing on the development of the business case for complex transportation systems. She currently supports the FHWA TIM Program, the FHWA Every Day Counts innovation, Crowdsourcing for Operations, and leads NCHRP 03-128 Business Intelligence Techniques for Transportation Agency Decision Making.
Operations Area of Practice
- Traffic Incident Management