Talking TIM Webinar Series: October 2020


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 webinar agenda includes:

  • Volunteer Fire, EMS, and Rescue Services Role in TIM – Sarah Lee, Deputy Chief Executive with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), This is a part of the "Meet the Executive Leadership Group" series.
  • Protecting the Queue through Crowdsourcing – Brian Purvis, AECOM and Project Manager with the Georgia DOT.
  • North Carolina DOT’s New Training Track, Newsletter, and More –Wayne Taylor, Atkins Global and the North Carolina DOT TIM Coordinator.
  • Using RITIS for TIM Performance Measures – Michael Pack, Director of CATT Laboratory, will showcase new TIM templates within RITIS.

Speaker bios:

  • Sarah Lee (National Volunteer Fire Council): Growing up in a fire service family, Sarah developed a strong affinity for those who give back to their community. Combined with her 20-year dedication to the nonprofit sector – serving most in the fire and emergency services – Sarah found her calling at the NVFC in 2005. As deputy CEO, Sarah has a hand in all the organization’s operations, from membership to programs, and loves the sense of community and giving back her position provides. In addition to a bachelor’s degree, Sarah has a master’s degree in public administration and nonprofit management and is credentialed as a Certified Association Executive through the American Society of Association Executives. In her spare time, Sarah can be found planning her family’s next camping adventure, volunteering in her community, or at the gym.
  • Wayne Taylor (North Carolina DOT): Mr. Taylor retired from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in 2015 as a Major, Director of Field Operations with 30 years of service. Currently employed with Atkins Global doing contract work with the NC Department of Transportation as the Statewide Traffic Incident Management Coordinator since 2017. Mr. Taylor worked 2 years under contract with the United State Marshals Service and served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps.
  • Brian Purvis (AECOM): Brian Purvis is a registered professional engineer with AECOM. With 29 years of engineering experience, Brian has specialized in traffic incident management, operations and safety, TIM training and safety service patrols. In addition to consulting the last 7 years, he was a former statewide transportation incident management engineer for NCDOT and roadway operations manager for NC Turnpike Authority. Brian will be presenting today on Georgia DOT's new Coordinated Highway Assistance and Maintenance Program, or CHAMP for short and the many ways that they are investigating to keep both their responders and the motoring public safe while responding to incidents along Georgia’s 1062 miles of rural interstates outside of Metro Atlanta.
  • Michael Pack (CATT Laboratory): Michael Pack is the founder and director of the CATT Laboratory where he sets the strategic vision for his team of 100+ data scientists, software developers, systems integrators, and transportation professionals to make federal, state, and local transportation data easily accessible and usable by diverse user communities. Through the development of innovative applications and data visualization tools, Michael’s team enables data sharing, informed decision-making, better response to emergencies, insight discovery, and increased productivity. Mr. Pack has been honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for his leadership in integrating vast amounts of data from around the country into the Regional Integrated Transportation Information System, for his performance management applications, and for his efforts in breaking down the barriers within agencies that prevent data from being leveraged to its fullest potential. Mr. Pack has previously worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Center for Transportation Analysis. He currently serves on the Performance Management Committee and is chair of the Visualization Committee at TRB.

Operations Area of Practice

  • Traffic Incident Management

Event Type

  • Webinar

Content Type

  • Presentation

Publishing Organization

  • NOCoE

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Issue Date
October 28th, 2020
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