Talking TIM Webinar Series: December 2020


The Talking TIM webinar series, brought to you by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), provides a forum where TIM champions with any level of experience can exchange information about current practices, programs, and technologies. Each month, the FHWA TIM Program Team will feature content that highlights successful programs, identifies best practices, and showcases technology that advances the profession. Topics and presenters for this webinar include:

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Role in TIM – Dale Picha, Texas Department of Transportation will discuss ITE efforts to improve traffic safety as a part of the "Meet the Executive Leadership Group" series.
  • TIM Benefit/Cost Tool – Pavle Bujanovic, Federal Highway Administration’s Turner Fairbanks Highway Research Center, will demonstrate the free, available tool to help agencies quantify the benefits from their TIM Programs.
  • Getting the Most from Your National Responder Training Reports – Katie Belmore, HNTB, will discuss how best to share and market the reports to spur greater training.
  • JAWS Debris Remover Demo and KC Scout Program Overview – Marcus Slaughter, Missouri Department of Transportation, Kansas City Scout Incident Management Coordinator will demonstrate their truck-based machines that move debris off highways and roads without workers having to exit the vehicle. He will also provide an overview of the Kansas City Scout program.

The FHWA TIM program managers, Paul Jodoin and Jim Austrich, will also provide news associated recent FHWA Every Day Counts Round Six (EDC-6) Virtual Summit and a significant TIM responder training milestone. For more information regarding this series, please reach out to Paul Jodoin or Jim Austrich. To download presentations from previous webinars or to view previous webinars, please visit FHWA's Talking TIM Webinar Series hosted by NOCoE.

Speaker bios

Marcus Slaughter (KC Scout): Marcus Slaughter is the Incident Management Coordinator for KC Scout, the region's only bi-state traffic management center. Marcus coordinates the management of traffic incidents in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, which includes both Kansas and Missouri. He is also responsible for providing TIM training and for working alongside Law Enforcement, Fire, the Towing Industry and both state DOTs to provide a safe and reliable transportation service by coordinating the safe quick clearance of incidents. In this role, he also oversees the 24/7 operations of MoDOT’s Emergency Response program. Prior to becoming Incident Management Coordinator, Marcus was the Maintenance Superintendent responsible for MoDOT’s maintenance activities in KC’s urban core. Combined, he has 28 years of service to the citizens of both Missouri and Kansas in his various roles as a public servant.

Pavle Bujanović (FHWA): Pavle Bujanović’s primary responsibilities are related to managing and conducting Cooperative Driving Automation (CDA) research. He is a part of FHWA’s CARMA Program where he focuses on how widespread information sharing between various CDA entities (vehicles, infrastructure, the cloud, pedestrians, etc.) can lead to a safer and more efficient transportation network. He is the Technical Manager of the CARMA Reliability research track which does CDA research related to TIM, Work Zones, and Weather events.

Dale Picha (Texas DOT): Dale Picha is the transportation operations manager for the 12-county Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) San Antonio District, overseeing all of the traffic engineering and traffic management functions for those counties. He has worked in the transportation field for 25 years, including with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and with both the City of Bryan, TX, USA and City of College Station, TX, USA. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering, a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, and a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. Dale is a long-time member of ITE, having served at the State and local Section levels. He currently serves on the ITE International Board of Direction, representing the Texas ITE District.

Katie Belmore (HNTB Corporation):Katie Belmore is a Traffic Operations Engineer with HNTB Corporation. Based in Seattle, she has 16 years of traffic engineering experience with a focus on traffic incident management (TIM). Katie has been supporting FHWA with the implementation of the National TIM Responder Training Program since 2013.

Operations Area of Practice

  • Traffic Incident Management

Organizational Capability Element

  • Traffic Incident Management

Event Type

  • Webinar

Content Type

  • Presentation

Publishing Organization

  • FHWA

Document Downloads

Project Website

View webinar recording on YouTube.

Issue Date
December 15th, 2020
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