Talking TIM Webinar Series: September 2019



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 September webinar will cover the following topics: The use of TMC video to improve TIM (MN DOT), ARIZONA’s TIM program overview and formalized TIM awards program, and social media and TIM (VA DOT). Instructors: Moderators Paul Jodoin – Welcome, Introductions, and FHWA Update: Paul is the TIM Program Manager in the FHWA Office of Operations with over 40 years of transportation experience between his state and Federal careers. He will be discussing current future FHWA initiatives to support Traffic Incident Management in an FHWA Update. Jim Roth – Ohio Towing and Recovery Incentive Payment (TRIP) Program: Jim is an engineer with the Ohio Department of Transportation, where he has worked for 32 years. His most recent assignment has brought him to managing the Towing and Recovery Incentive Payment (TRIP) Program, and working with TIM and TMC operations in the state as well. Ohio’s TRIP program has been in existence for approximately 6 years and progressed from metro areas in Cleveland and Columbus to its current statewide deployment. TRIP expedites the right resources to incidents, providing monetary incentives for operators arriving within 45 minutes and clearing the road within 90 minutes.


JOHN MCCLELLAN – FREEWAY OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR, MINNESOTA DOT: John McClellan is the Freeway Operations Supervisor at MNDOT’s Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC). John has worked for the DOT since 2002. John’s group is responsible for monitoring 1,000 Metro freeway traffic cameras; locating incidents, deploying overhead signs, coordinating response with State Patrol and dispatching the Freeway Incident Response Safety Team (FIRST). John is a regular presenter to first responders on highway safety and emergency traffic control.



Operations Area of Practice

  • Traffic Incident Management

Organizational Capability Element

  • Traffic Incident Management

Event Type

  • Webinar

Content Type

  • Presentation

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • CEO / GM / Commissioner
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Principal Engineer
  • Researcher/Academic

Publishing Organization

  • NOCoE


  • Learning
  • Networking

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Issue Date
September 28th, 2019
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