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 May webinar agenda includes:
- Brief FHWA Introduction & TIM Training Updates – Paul Jodoin and Jim Austrich, FHWA Office of Operations
- Multi-Vehicle, Connected/Automated Vehicle Crash in Mountain View California – National Transportation Safety Board Report, Robert Molloy, PhD. Director
- Virginia Analysis of TIM Crash Data – First Sergeant Michele Ticho, Virginia State Police
- Connected and Automated Vehicle and other Responder Related Research – Michael Mollehauer Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
First Sergeant Michele R. Ticho: First Sergeant Michele R. Ticho has been with the Virginia State Police for 24 years. she is currently an Area Commander that covers the duty posts of Goochland and Louisa Counties. In addition her duties as an area commander, she was selected to be the Richmond Metro Region TIM training coordinator in 2015. Effective January 1, 2020, she has also assumed the duty of being the chair for the Virginia Traffic Incident Management Training Oversight Committee.
Michael Mollenhauer: Dr. Michael Mollenhauer is the Director of the Division of Technology Development and Deployment at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. He leads a team of researchers, software engineers, and hardware engineers that help customers conduct early stage deployment and evaluation of connected and automated vehicle systems. More recently, Mike is leading VTTI’s efforts to partner with the Virginia DOT to develop the Virginia Connected Corridor through the deployment of V2I and V2X infrastructure, a cloud computing environment, and a variety of mobile connected vehicle applications. Mike’s most recent work focuses on work zone safety and interactions between automated vehicles and public safety professionals.
Molloy Robert: Dr. Molloy is the Director with the NTSB’s Office of Highway Safety. In this role he is responsible for overseeing crash investigations and the development of crash/safety reports. He also served as the Chief of the Report Development Division. Prior to joining the Office of Highway Safety, Dr. Molloy designed and carried out safety studies in the Office of Research and Engineering, including a study of evacuations of commercial aircraft, an analysis of aviation accident survivability, and a study of pipeline control systems. His PhD is in applied experimental psychology which he earned at The Catholic University of America.
Operations Area of Practice
- Traffic Incident Management