Towing & Recovery Professionals of Maryland - 2015



Towing & Recovery Professionals of Maryland

WHEREAS, it is mutually recognized by the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Team Agency Member that the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition (NTIMC) estimates that traffic incidents are the cause of approximately one-quarter of the congestion of United States roadways, and that for every minute a freeway lane is blocked during a peak travel period, four minutes of travel delay results afier the incident is cleared. First responders to these incidents routinely face dangers and are sometimes victims of secondary crashes, as are other motorists. Traffic incidents result in substantial economic impact, increased air pollution, and motorist frustration as well as cause an adverse impact on the quality of life;

WHEREAS, it is understood the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has developed a TIM Strategic Plan to identify programs and actions to sustain the commitment to, and expand, the TIM program in Maryland to better meet our travel needs. Moreover, the SHA has reached a milestone where the Department can now strengthen its already successful TIM Program to reach new levels of leadership and vision. The program’s future success will include; increased TIM Team Agency Membership, an in-depth understanding of stakeholder needs, a statewide and national perspective on transportation management and operations, and credibility to lead the TIM community to achieve new goals;

WHEREAS, it is mutually agreed by the TIM Team Agency Member that the result of efficient traffic incident management through safe, quick clearance, prompt and reliable response, as well as interoperable communications, enhances responder safety and is consistent with the Traffic Incident Management National Unified Goal (NUG).

WHEREAS, it is understood by the TIM Team Agency Member that this MOU is intended to provide the framework and guidelines to promote a collaborative effort in Maryland to further refine and promote the TIM program within the State. This may be accomplished by identifying goals, delineating scene roles and responsibilities, establishing consistent emergency lighting guidelines, implement TIM training, and understand the advantages of a central informational system;

WHEREAS, it is recognized that the TIM Team Agency Member understands the importance of data and resource-sharing and public safety through efficient and timely use of TIM most promising practices, and,

WHEREAS, it is understood this MOU does not obligate the TIM Team Agency Member or their representatives to commit or donate funds, equipment or personnel to the association’s activities or initiatives. The TIM Team Agency Member does however

Organizational Capability Element

  • Project Development
  • Traffic Incident Management

Content Type

  • Background Material

Publishing Organization

  • State DOTs

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Issue Date
July 31st, 2015
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