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. July webinar agenda includes:
Brief FHWA Introduction & TIM Training Updates – Paul Jodoin and Jim Austrich, FHWA Office of Operations
Mark Kehrli, Director with the FHWA Office of Transportation Operations,
Mark Kehrli will share a brief introduction on the origin, membership, and direction for the TIM Executive Leadership Group.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Use for TIM - Grady Carrick, Principle, Enforcement Engineering
Dr. Carrick will share a recently completed national scan of good practices in the use of drone technology and recommendations for your TIM program.
San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission Traffic Incident Dashboard tool - Sarah Burnworth, Senior Project Manager, San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
The MTC will demonstrate useful and creative features of its new Traffic Incident Dashboard tool. The tool provides an interface for viewing incident characteristics and trends. It supports keyword searching of the California Highway Patrol CAD dataset to extract additional context. The tool is accessible and user friendly for technical and general audiences.
Update on the status of the TIM Program in California - Sang Le, California DOT
Sang Le will present an overview of the TIM program within the State of California and its future direction.
Hot Off the Press: Next Generation TIM and New Responder Safety-related Research - Paul Jodoin and Jim Austrich, FHWA Office of Operations
Sarah Burnworth (San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission): Sarah Burnworth is a Senior Project Manager responsible for the Traffic Incident Management Program at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), including I-880 Integrated Corridor Management and the Bay Area Incident Management Task Force, a multidisciplinary committee that implements strategies to promote interagency coordination and the safe and quick clearance of traffic incidents. Previously, Sarah served as a Program Coordinator for the SF Bay Area’s 511 Program. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine.
Sang Le (CalTrans): Sang has worked in various positions throughout his twenty years with Caltrans including assignments in the Divisions of Traffic Operations, Maintenance, Planning and Engineering Services. Prior to joining Caltrans, he worked in the private sector with clients including Nevada, Washington and Utah DOTs. Sang’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. One of his most rewarding assignments was working as Caltrans’ Materials Engineering and Testing Services (METS) representative on the fabrication of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in Japan, South Korea and China. After the 2014 Napa Earthquake, Sang led two Safety Assessment Program (SAP) teams for deployment in cities of Vallejo and Napa inspecting structures for occupancy safety. The teams were recognized for their contribution in the recovery of the community. Sang holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Sacramento and is a registered Civil Engineer. In his free time, Sang enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with his family and managing his son’s soccer team.
Grady Carrick (Enforcement Engineering, Inc.): Grady Carrick is a retired Florida Highway Patrol Chief, who distinguished himself as a champion for traffic operations and safety during his 30 years with the agency. Since his retirement in 2012, Mr. Carrick has worked with local, state, and Federal agencies to advance a safe and efficient transportation system. Mr. Carrick is passionate about traffic safety and responder safety and he has a national reputation as an advocate for traffic incident management.
Operations Area of Practice
- Traffic Incident Management