Talking TIM Webinar Series

The Talking TIM webinar series, brought to you by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), provides a forum where TIM champions with any level of experience can exchange information about current practices, programs, and technologies. Each month, the FHWA TIM Program Team will feature content that highlights successful programs, identifies best practices, and showcases technology that advances the profession.

Talking TIM typically takes place the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Click here to view the upcoming Talking TIM topics and register for the live webinar. Recordings from previous webinars are accessible below.

2021 Recorded Webinars:

January 2021 April 2021 July 2021    
February 2021 May 2021 August 2021      
March 2021 June 2021 September 2021    

 

 

 

 

2020  Recorded Webinars:

January 2020 May 2020 September 2020    
February 2020 June 2020 October 2020      
March 2020 July 2020 November 2020    
April 2020 August 2020 December 2020    

 

 

 

 

2019 Recorded Webinars:

March 2019 July 2019 November 2019    
April 2019 August 2019 December 2019      
May 2019 September 2019      
June 2019

October 2019

     

 

 

 

 

September 2021

The September 2021 webinar topics included:

  • Jamie Sullivan, Director, National Center for Rural Road Safety, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University, will provide context for the role of TIM within broader rural roadway safety.
  • Megan Patent-Nygren, Training Program Coordinator - Managerial-Professional, Nebraska Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), will cover response strategies for incidents involving livestock.
  • Sheriff Ron Spikes, Yates County, New York will share the challenges for managing incidents involving rural transport such as horse drawn carriages and agricultural equipment.
  • Martha Eddy, Program Manager, Battelle will discuss the ongoing research into the unique challenges, good practices, and opportunities to assist rural responders and motorists to improve safety and incident mitigation of rural roadways.

More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

          August 2021

          The August 2021 webinar topics included:

          • Patrick Chavez, Mountain Corridor Operations Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation will share how Colorado DOT helped 27 localities establish effective TIM programs.
          • David McDonald, TIM Coordinator, Texas Department of Transportation will discuss their recent success in working with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) to make TIM training a requirement.
          • David Covington, Emeritus Fire Chief of Schertz Fire and Rescue in a suburb of San Antonio, Texas, helped champion requirements for Texas Fire and Rescue professional to complete the National TIM Responder training. Hear how the State achieved this institutionalization of training.
          • Scott Malcolm, Incident Management Specialist at Parsons Corporation, supports the Georgia TIME Task Force and will speak to institutionalizing TIM Training among emergency medical service professionals in Georgia.

          More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                July 2021

                The July 2021 webinar topics included:

                • Lieutenant Brady Robinette, Lubbock Fire and Rescue, Texas. Mr. Robinette will explain why Lubbock Fire Rescue built a machine to test various helmets. In addition, he will highlight features of the helmet now being distributed for use when responding to vehicle crashes.Responding to Incidents Involving Electric Vehicles, Ron Moore, RESQUE-1.
                • Ron Moore, RESQUE-1, is one of the leading experts in extrication, automobile rescue, and TIM Responder training. He has led electric vehicle safety training across the United States and will highlight responder strategies with electric and hybrid vehicles needing assistance.
                • John Farrell, Information Logistics, will highlight a system to accept, process and deliver geographically tagged information to travelers through various channels such as interactive voice response, web, email, hands-free, and eyes-free mobile app.

                More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                    June 2021

                    The June 2021 webinar topics included:

                    • Dwayne Day, Homeland Security Planner and Small UAS (sUAS) Program Manager for Delaware DOT, describes how the transportation agency partners with a variety of state and local agency partners to bring UAS support to many operations that impact transportation and safety in the state.
                    • Ben Goddard, the Incident Management Supervisor for the Utah DOT, gives us insights into how a transportation agency’s incident response unit uses UAS to increase situational awareness for on-scene responders at traffic incidents, including monitoring traffic queue and approaching traffic.
                    • The Chula Vista Police Department is a leader in the use of UAS for public safety, and Lt. Miriam Foxx shares a presentation on how the agency deploys UAS as a first responder to incidents, often arriving while ground units are still responding. UAS response to all types of incidents, including traffic crashes and other roadway events, improves response time and helps the agency get the right resources to the scene more quickly, and support their on-scene work once they arrive.

                    More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                      May 2021

                      The May 2021 webinar topics included:

                      • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Role in TIM – Keith Williams, NHTSA's Chief of Law Enforcement Division, will explain the agency's critical roles in promoting safe responder and motorist practices. This is a part of the "Meet the Executive Leadership Group" series.
                      • Incident Detours Involving Railroad Crossings – Norma Jean Griffiths, Grade Crossing and Trespass Manager with the Federal Transit Administration, will discuss detour consideration and resources involving railroad crossings. There's an app for it!
                      • Washington State's TIM Program and Virtual Coordination – Tony Leingang, the Washington State DOT Incident Management and Operations Administrator, will provide an overview of their agency's TIM program and virtual coordination strategies.
                      • Responder Vehicle to Traffic Management Center Video Sharing – Scott Yinger, Director, Office of Transportation Mobility and Operations Maryland DOT and Rick Dye, Administrator, CHART Systems, State Highway Administration will highlight the tremendous value video sharing capabilities have offered for effective TIM coordination in Maryland.

                      More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                        April 2021

                        The April 2021 webinar topics included:

                        • Wisconsin's Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME) Program – Marquis Young and Michael Jungbluth with the Wisconsin DOT will highlight innovative features of the TIME program and its focus on advancing consistent regional and local TIM practices.
                        • City of Seattle TIM and Response Team Program– Patricia Westsik and Sonia Palma with the Seattle DOT will share strategies and successes of the City's TIM strategies.
                        • North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) TIM Innovations – Camille Fountain, Transportation Planner with NCTCOG, will highlight how TIM innovations improve safety and performance-based management in the region.

                        More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                        March 2021

                        The March 2021 webinar topics includes:

                        • AASHTO's Role in TIM – Joseph Sagal, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Committee on Transportation Systems Operations (CTSO) member, will discuss AASHTO's role in advancing TIM. This is a part of the "Meet the Executive Leadership Group" series.
                        • Nebraska Tow Temporary Traffic Control Program – Tony CarrTraffic Incident Management and TSMO Specialist, HDR and Matt Neemann, Traffic Control Engineer at Nebraska DOT
                        • Fire Truck Attenuators for Temporary Traffic Control – Chief Robert Fite, Fire Chief at Grand Prairie Fire Department, Texas.
                        • Massachusetts Legislation for Driver and Responder Safety – Neil E. BoudreauAssistant Administrator for Traffic and Safety, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Highway Division.

                        More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                        February 2021

                        The February 2021 webinar topics includes:

                        • HAAS Alert – Jeremy Agulnek, VP of Connected Car at HAAS Alert, provided information on features and benefits from this early warning system for notifying drivers of upcoming responder activity.
                        • MakeWay Safety – Michael Walsh, CEO & founder, provided information on features and benefits from this early warning system for notifying drivers of upcoming responder activity.
                        • iCone Products LLC - Ross Scheckler, CTO, highlighted “Internet of Road Work” products that report work zone data directly to navigation systems and the in-dash of connected cars.

                        More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                            January 2021

                            The January 2021 webinar topics includes:

                            • The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Role in TIM – Chief Norris Croom III, IAFC EMS Section Director, will highlight IAFC’s role in TIM and challenges in the practice of TIM among fire and rescue personnel as a part of the "Meet the Executive Leadership Group" series.
                            • Digital Alert Pilots in St Louis and Kansas City – Ashley M. Buechter, Traffic Liaison Engineer at Missouri DOT, will highlight two different tools to notify travelers of response activity using the Waze platform. She will also summarize their State Transportation Innovation Council Grant Process.
                            • FHWA Every Day Counts Round Six (EDC-6) NextGen TIM Overview –FHWA experts will provide an overview of resources available through the NextGen TIM program, and how you can participate.

                            More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                              December 2020

                              The December webinar topics includes:

                              • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Role in TIM – Dale Picha, Texas Department of Transportation will discuss ITE efforts to improve traffic safety as a part of the "Meet the Executive Leadership Group" series.
                              • TIM Benefit/Cost Tool – Pavle Bujanovic, Federal Highway Administration’s Turner Fairbanks Highway Research Center, will demonstrate the free, available tool to help agencies quantify the benefits from their TIM Programs.
                              • Getting the Most from Your National Responder Training Reports – Katie Belmore, HNTB, will discuss how best to share and market the reports to spur greater training.
                              • JAWS Debris Remover Demo and KC Scout Program Overview – Marcus Slaughter, Missouri Department of Transportation, Kansas City Scout Incident Management Coordinator will demonstrate their truck-based machines that move debris off highways and roads without workers having to exit the vehicle. He will also provide an overview of the Kansas City Scout program.

                              More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                              November 2020

                              The November webinar topics includes:

                              • The National Sheriff’s Association Role in TIM – Sheriff John Whetsel, the Chair of the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) Traffic Safety Committee
                              •  Slow Down, Move Over State Legislation, a Firsthand Perspective – Linda Unruh, champion of Bobby’s Law in New Mexico which expanded their Slow Down Move Over Law
                              • Highlights from National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week – Jim Austrich, FHWA Program Manager
                              • Responder Safety Institute Summit – Jack Sullivan, Director of Training with the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI), will provide an update on the number of responder fatalities. Mr. Sullivan will also review findings from the Responder Safety Institute Summit and discuss current and future TIM initiatives spearheaded by ERSI.

                              More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                              October 2020

                              October 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.

                              More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                              September 2020

                              September webinar agenda includes:

                              • 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 programPaul 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.

                              More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.

                              August 2020

                              August webinar agenda includes:

                              • Brief FHWA Introduction – Paul Jodoin, FHWA Office of Operations
                              • Meet the Executive leadership Group – Dia Gainor National Association of State EMS Officials
                              • Rebecca Brewster, President and Chief Operating Officer at the American Transportation Research Institute, will introduce the streamlined and updated FHWA TIM Self Assessment Tool. This tool helps TIM coalitions and programs identify what they are doing well and where they may benefit from additional focus.
                              • Captain John Paul Cartier, Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Angela Roper Barnett, Executive Director of the Arizona Towing Association. This dynamic duo will spotlight how their use of Training Awards, TIM data, and collaboration improves responder safety and overall operations.
                              • Jim Austrich, FHWA TIM Program Manager, will spotlight the recent accreditation that now provided continuing educational units (CEUs) to licensed firefighters, paramedics or emergency medical technicians for the National TIM Responder Training four-hour course.

                              More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                              July 2020

                              July webinar agenda includes:

                              • Mark Kehrli, Director with the FHWA Office of Transportation Operations, shares a brief introduction on the origin, membership, and direction for the TIM Executive Leadership Group.

                              • Dr. Grady Carrick, Principle, Enforcement Engineering, shares a recently completed national scan of good practices in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for TIM and recommendations for your TIM program.

                              • Sarah Burnworth, Senior Project Manager, San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), presents MTC’s Traffic Incident Dashboard tool, which supports keyword searching of the California Highway Patrol CAD dataset to extract additional context. The tool is accessible and user friendly for technical and general audiences.

                              • Sang Le, California DOT, provides an overview of the TIM Program in California and its future direction.

                              • The FHWA TIM program’s Paul Jodoin and Jim Austrich share the National TIM Responder Training update, the new Next Generation TIM program, and new Responder Safety-related Research.

                              More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                              June 2020

                              The June webinar agenda includes:

                              • Brief FHWA Introduction & TIM Training Updates – Paul Jodoin and Jim Austrich, FHWA Office of Operations
                              • Meet the National Executive Leadership Group – Towing and Recovery Association of America Cynthia Martineau, Executive Director and Joanne Blyton, President
                              • Virtual National TIM Responder Training 4 hour Sessions – Georgia TIM Program, Kevin Smith
                              • Institutionalization of the TIM Training in Massachusetts - Edward Gincauskis, Coordinator of Emergency Preparedness
                              • Delaware Valley Regional (Philadelphia area) Planning Commission, TIM Program and Continuation During Social Distancing – Christopher King, Manager, Office of Transportation Operations Management

                              More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                              May 2020

                              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

                              More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                              April 2020

                              The April webinar agenda includes:

                              • Brief FHWA Introduction & Updates – Paul Jodoin and Jim Austrich, FHWA Office of Operations
                              • Colorado’s Standing Committee on First Responder Safety – Captain Robert Marone, Fort Collins Troop Office, Colorado State Patrol
                              • New national TIM  Responder Training Data Opportunities – Katie Belmore, FHWA consultant, HNTB
                              • Marketing TIM to Strengthen Programs – Vaishali Shah, AEM Corporation and Paul Jodoin, FHWA Office of Operations

                              More information on this webinar and access to downloading the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                              March 2020

                              The March webinar agenda includes:

                              • FHWA Update-  Jim Austrich and Paul Jodoin
                              • Responder Safety Technology, Eric Hemphill, PE Director of Traffic and Incident Management, North Texas Tollway Authority
                              • I-95 Corridor Coalition  New England Towing Peer Exchange Report - Alvin Marquess, Jacobs Engineering

                              More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                              February 2020

                              The February webinar agenda included:

                              • Introduction and FHWA Update - Jim Austrich (FHWA)
                              • FHWA TIM Instructor LED Virtual Training (ILVT) - Pat Rooney, (Maryland DOT State Highway Administration) and Lori Miller (Varner Miller, Inc.)
                              • National TIM Training Efforts for 2020 and Beyond - Jim Austrich (FHWA) and Katie Belmore (HNTB)

                              More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                              January 2020

                              The January webinar agenda included:

                              • Introduction and FHWA Update-  Paul Jodoin
                              • National TIM Responder Training Update- Jim Austrich
                              • Pennsylvania Success with Training in big cities, Fire and the new emergency response manual - Todd Leiss, Traffic Incident Management Coordinator, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
                              • Using Data to Explore Open Roads Clearance Times, Shawn Kinney, Road Ranger Program Manager, Florida DOT

                              More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                              December 2019

                              The December webinar agenda included:                                                                                                          

                              •     FHWA Update- Paul Jodoin, TIM Program Manager
                              •     National TIM Responder Training Update – Jim Austrich, FHWA TIM Program Manager   
                              •     Georgia Highway Emergency Response Operations (HERO) Program 25th Anniversary Event – Jason Josey, GDOT HERO Program Manager
                              •     2019 Annual TIM Self-Assessment Results – Rebecca Brewster, President and CEO , American Transportation Research Institute and Paul Jodoin, FHWA Program Manager

                              More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                              November 2019

                              The November webinar agenda included:                                                                                                          

                              • Tony Leingang – Reinvigorating Washington States TIM Activities
                              • Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Protect the Queue Initiative

                                More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                                October 2019

                                The October 2019 webinar featured: 

                                • Dennis O'Neil of Ohio DOT on the Ohio "Roll Call" video and "Leave It" training
                                • Erick McCallum of CG Environmental on a unique approach to HAZMAT cleanups

                                More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                                September 2019

                                The September 2019 webinar featured:

                                • John McClellan on the use of TMC video to improve TIM at Minnesota DOT
                                • Angelia Barnett on Arizona's TIM program overview and formalized TIM awards program
                                • Ellen Kamilakas on the use of social media to benefit TIM in Northern Virginia

                                More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                                August 2019

                                The August 2019 webinar series features:

                                • Eric Gordin on Florida Turnpike Enterprise Innovative Towing Programs
                                • TJ Kripal on Nebraska Department of Transportation Responder Training Program
                                • Jack Sullivan from the Responder Safety Institute

                                More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                                July 2019

                                The July 2019 webinar features:

                                • David McDonald on Texas TIM Outreach and Program Coordination
                                • Jim Roth on Ohio Towing and Recovery Incentive Payment (TRIP) Program
                                • Todd Leiss on Pennsylvania Safety Transportation and Research Track (PennSTART)

                                More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                                June 2019

                                The June 2019 webinar featured:

                                • Scott Yinger with an Overview of Maryland’s CHART Program and Operations
                                • Brian Purvis on Georgia Coordinated Highway Assistance and Maintenance Program (CHAMP)

                                 

                                More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                                May 2019

                                The May 2019 webinar featured:

                                • David Bryson and Jonathan Krohmer, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS on Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) Partnership
                                • Annual 2019 TIM Capability Maturity Self-Assessment Kick-Off with Paul Jodoin and Rebecca Brewster

                                More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                                April 2019

                                The April webinar featured:

                                • Juan Hernandez on Nevada’s TIM Program – Successes and Lessons Learned
                                • Vaishali Shah, AEM Corporation on Crowdsourcing TIM –Innovative Practices to Expedite Detection and Expand Coverage
                                • John Teachout on Oro Valley Police Department – Drones Improve Crash Scene Analysis

                                More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.


                                March 2019

                                The initial Talking TIM webinar featured:

                                • Michael VanDaniker, CATT Lab on New Business Case Concepts for TIM data through the Regional Integrated Transportation Information System (RITIS) platform
                                • Justin Guinan on the Oregon TIM Program featuring Push, Pull and Drag.

                                More information on this webinar and access to download the slides can be found on the full resource page for this event.