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    Traffic Incident

    Management

    in the DVRPC

    Region

    September 26, 2018

    Paul Carafides

    Senior Transportation Planner Office of Transportation Operations Management Delaware 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 flexible with regard to activation or scheduling of construction stages

    Regional Success:

    Construction Coordination

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