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.
Topics and presenters for this webinar include:
Public Works and Incident Response – Andrea Eales, Director of Government and Public Affairs at the American Public Works Association (APWA), will highlight the role of public works personnel in incident response and the TIM activities of APWA. This is a part of the "Meet the Executive Leadership Group" series.
FHWA Next Generation TIM program – Paul Jodoin will introduce the FHWA Every Day Counts Round Six (EDC-6) Program, NextGen TIM. This program will help agencies adopt proved but underutilized technologies, data, and training to improve TIM on all roadways.
Maricopa County's Arterial TIM Program – Jennifer Toth, the Maricopa County DOT Executive Director, will share unique features of the region's TIM program.
Fort Lauderdale Area TIM Program – Nicole Forest, Florida DOT District Four TSM&O Resource Manager, and Traffic Operations Lead, will highlight the practice of TIM in their region.
Nicole Forest (Florida DOT): Nicole Forest is the FDOT District Four TSMO Resource Manager and has acquired this newly created position November 2019. Previous to this position she was in Incident Management with a private company and FDOT for 15 years. Nicole has implemented various programs and contracts related to incident management over the course of her 15 year career. Most recently, back in July of 2017, Nicole created ad implemented an arterial incident management program for District Four utilizing existing resources.
Jennifer Toth (MCDOT): Jennifer Toth brings more than 20 years of experience in transportation engineering to her role as MCDOT Director and County Engineer, one of the largest counties in the United States. Before joining MCDOT in 2014, Jennifer served as State Engineer and Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation with responsibility for planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and operating more than 6,000 miles of interstate and state highways in Arizona. She has also worked in the private sector as a transportation consultant. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico. She brings to MCDOT a passion for public service and meeting the transportation needs of the residents of Maricopa County.
Andrea Eales (APWA): Andrea Eales is the Director of Government and Public Affairs for the American Public Works Association (APWA) and she leads the Association’s Washington, D.C. office and U.S. Government Affairs efforts. Andrea is originally from NE Ohio and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Akron with a Certificate in Applied Politics from the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. Andrea also has a master’s degree in International Affairs from Georgetown University. Her professional experience includes working on various levels of political campaigns, being a staff member in the U.S. Senate for former Senator, now Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio, the National Association of Counties, Georgetown University and just prior to joining APWA, handling Congressional Affairs for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Andrea resides in Northern VA with her family.
Operations Area of Practice
- Traffic Incident Management