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Traffic Incident

Management

in the DVRPC

Region

September 26, 2018

Paul Carafides

Senior Transportation PlannerOffice of Transportation Operations ManagementDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Association of Metropolitan Planning

Organizations Annual Conference

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• Federally-designated MPO for the

9-county Philadelphia region

• Created in 1965

• 352 Municipalities

• 5.7 Million People

• 3.0 Million Jobs

• Long-Range Plan, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

• Transportation operations, safety, transit, bike/ped, freight, aviation,

travel/demographic forecasting, land use planning, smart growth

Delaware Valley

Regional Planning Commission

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• Federally-designated MPO for the

9-county Philadelphia region

• Created in 1965

• 352 Municipalities

• 5.7 Million People

• 3.0 Million Jobs

• Long-Range Plan, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

• Transportation operations, safety, transit, bike/ped, freight, aviation,

travel/demographic forecasting, land use planning, smart growth

Delaware Valley

Regional Planning Commission

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DVRPC and Transportation

Operations Planning

• 110 Full Time DVRPC Staff

• Not an Operating Agency

• Act as Facilitators and Conveners

• Office of Transportation Operations

Management

– 3 Full Time Staff

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Incident Management Task

Force The Beginning

• In 1998, PennDOT asked DVRPC to

establish a Prototype Incident Management

Task Force

• Provide a venue away from the scene of an

incident for emergency responders to build

relationships and identify response needs

• Determine if it is transferrable to other

corridors

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DVRPC’s Incident

Management Program Goals

• Promote National Unified Goal (NUG)

• Integrate Incident Management into the

Metropolitan Planning Process

• Provide Cross-disciplinary Training

• Manage Incident Management Task Forces

• Serve as Liaison between Emergency

Responders and State/County Agencies

• Provide Software Applications to Emergency

Responders

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• Regional Clearinghouse for IM Activities

• IMTF Meeting Administration and Coordination

• Mapping

• Organize Training Courses

• FHWA TIM Self Assessment

• TRAA Vehicle ID Cards

DVRPC Support Services

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DVRPC’s Task Force Locations

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Typical Stakeholders

• County 911 Communications

• County Department of Public

Safety Offices

• County Coroner /

Medical Examiner’s Office

• Local State Legislators Offices

• Federal Highway Administration

• County Planning Departments

• Transportation Management

Agencies

• Public Works Departments

• MPO

• Local Police Departments

• Local Fire, Ambulance & EMS

• State Police

• DOT Traffic Operations

• DOT Maintenance Divisions

• Turnpike Authorities

• Bridge Authorities

• HAZMAT Agencies

• Dept. of Environmental Protection

• Towing Agencies

• State Towing Associations

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Typical Activities

• Quarterly Meetings

– Elected Chairperson(s)

– Rotating Venues

• Incident De-briefings

– RIMIS Incident Data

• Special Topic Presentations

• Construction Updates

• TIM Guidelines

• FHWA SHRP2 Training

• Cross Training – Towers, Crime Scene, Fatal Accident

• Maintain Contact Lists

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Overall Regional Successes

• Building Relationship

• Conduct Post Incident Reviews

• Facilitate Training

– Quarterly meetings

– Regional TIM conferences

– Promote SHRP2 TIM Training

• Special Projects

– Ramp Designation Signing

– 1/10th mile marker signs

– Center median guide rails along NJ 42

– I-76 ICM

• Special Event Planning

– Papal Visit

• Support Statewide TIM Training Efforts

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Regional Success:

Building Relationships

• Inter-agency Coordination

• Provide forum to discuss issues

• Enhance communications

• Share resources

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Regional Success:

TIM Guidelines

Traffic Incident Operating Guidelines (PA)

Highway Incident Traffic Safety Guidelines for Emergency Responders (NJ)

• Provide responders uniform operational guidelines for safe operations at the scene of an incident

• Document serve as a guideline for decision-making and can be modified by the incident responders as necessary to address existing conditions

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• Collaborated with NJ State Police & local fire and EMS

chiefs to develop response plans based on highway

access, equipment and staffing

• Resources dispatched in both directions to compensate

for incorrect locations, traffic congestion

Regional Success:

NJ Response Boxes

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• To identify deficiencies, lesson learned, and areas for improvement to apply to future incidents

• Helps to maintain and strengthen the lines of communications between incident responders

• Multi-agency debriefing

• Formal or informal

• Meeting agenda item

Regional Success:

Post Incident Reviews

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• Final Rule on Work Zone Safety and Mobility

– Applies to all Federal-aid highway projects

– Requires development of TMP’s with IMP’s

– Need for coordination with local emergency responders

• Weave construction items into main agendas

• IMTF meeting dates need to be flexiblewith regard to activation or scheduling of construction stages

Regional Success:

Construction Coordination

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Regional Success:

Special Projects

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2000 2004 2007

Ramp Designation Signs

I-476 / I-76 Interchange

• 60 locations (120 signs)

• Signs mounted Back-to-Back

on a single post

• Distance approximately

320’ apart

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Regional TIM Conferences

2011, 2015, 2018

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Freight/TIM Coordination

• Presentations at IMTF Meetings

• Training – Truck Security

• Awareness of Procedures

• Lessening Impacts of Larger Scale

Incidents

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DVRPC’s Papal Visit Involvement

• Papal Visit Interagency Committee Meetings

• Detour Route Mapping Assistance

• Situational Awareness Mapping Assistance (Infrastructure Risks)

• Traffic Camera Access

• Traffic Incident Management Task Force Outreach

• Traffic Impact Modeling

• Congestion Analysis

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I-76 Corridor Comprehensive

Transportation Management Plan

• Integrated Corridor Management (ICM)

• Active Traffic Management

– Part Time Shoulder Use Lanes

– Variable Speed Limits / Queue Detection

– Dynamic Lanes/Junctions

• Facilitating Emergency Responder

Coordination

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I-295 Redesignation Project

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NJTIM.org

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PennTIME

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RIMIS: Regional Integrated

Multimodal Information Sharing

Customized Video Walls

& Situational Map

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Responders Using RIMIS

• Web-based program to provide situational

awareness to operators and first

responders

• RIMIS Users

– DOT’s, County, State and Local Fire,

Police, EMS Departments, Towers, others

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Interactive Detour Route Mapping

Multi-page Map &

DirectionsSingle Page PDF

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Looking Forward

• Manage Incident Management Task Forces

– Regional clearinghouse for TIM activities

– Serve as Liaison between Emergency Responders and

State/County/Regional Agencies

• Integrate TIM into the Metropolitan Planning Process

• Provide Software Applications to All Emergency Responders

– Real Time Video Feeds & Detour Routes

• Expanding Partnerships - Freight, Maritime and Port Agencies

• Continue Training & Construction Coordination

• Continue to support Statewide TIM Programs

• Continue to support National TIM Initiatives

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Paul Carafides

Senior Transportation Planner

215.238.2896 • [email protected]