The Capitol Region Council of Governments administers the Greater Hartford Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Coalition that includes both public and private stakeholders. The Coalition acts as a steering committee overseeing a regional TIM program within the Hartford Urbanized Area. The program strives to strengthen the role of the responder community, increase the safety for motorized and non-motorized users, and promote efficient transportation system management and operation along the state’s highway system.
To enhance motorist and responder safety during traffic emergencies by creating and sustaining partnerships with law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services, transportation and environmental agencies, towing and recovery, drivers, the media, the insurance industry and others.
To provide a systematic, planned, and coordinated multi-disciplinary approach to detect, respond and clear crashes to restore traffic capacity as safely and quickly as possible.
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Training MATTERS – Response MATTERS – Safe Quick Clearance MATTERS
We encourage recipients to also participate in TIM training. For training requests please contact Aidan Neely, CTDOT TIM Coordinator, email@example.com
Connecticut TIM Scene Management Guide
The Greater Hartford TIM Coalition has developed a TIM field guide for scene management. It is currently being distributed to emergency responder organizations across the State. If you are interested in receiving the guide submit request to firstname.lastname@example.org
A presentation to provide guide book information is available as well. Please go to link below.
CT TIM Field Guide-presentation
For a link to Greater Hartford TIM Coalition Activities click here.
Connecticut Quick Clearance Legislation
These Connecticut General Statutes have direct relevance to TIM activities in support of quick clearance.
Authority Removal Law CT General Statutes Section 14-66(g)
Move Over Law CT General Statute Section 14-283b
Move-It Law CT General Statute Section 4-224(d)
Nationwide, highway incidents, such as accidents, vehicle breakdowns and dropped debris, are responsible for 25% of all highway congestion. Pre-planned traffic incident management can result in a quicker response and a more rapid clearing of the incident. Personnel responding to an incident can operate in a safer, more efficient environment. CRCOG has helped address these issues on a regional and statewide basis since 1998. Links below will take you to more detailed information about each of these initiatives:
Regional Emergency Support Function 1 (Transportation), established in 2006
Statewide Incident Management Task Force, established in 2003 and no longer active
USDOT FHWA Office of Operations Traffic Incident Management