The Coalition’s Member Agencies have designated primary focus areas where coordination among multiple modes and multiple jurisdictions would be highly beneficial in furthering transportation improvements.

A committee was established for each focus area, and this page contains highlights of the Coordinated Incident Management & Safety Committee. News items are shown below, and the menu on the right contains links to additional The Coordinated Incident Management & Safety Committee information.

The Coordinated Incident Management & Safety Committee, also known as the HOGs (Highway Operations Group), is the foundation of the I-95 Corridor Coalition. From the Coalition’s beginning in 1993, a primary focus has been and continues to be the efficient and safe response to highway incidents – especially those involving first responders from multiple jurisdictions. Over the years, the Committee has produced numerous training programs and studies (on subjects such as significant event coordination, quick clearance, towing, evacuation, etc.). And, today, the Committee builds upon its tremendous knowledge base to better equip agencies and responders by sharing best practices and lessons learned. To encourage communications with neighboring jurisdictions, the HOGs have designated five regional groups within the I-95 Corridor: New England, Tri-State (New York Metro), Potomac, Delaware Valley, and Southern.

Traffic Incident Management First Responder Training

In coordination with FHWA/SHRP2, the Coalition now conducts Train-the-Trainer 1.5 day session. In recent years, the Coalition has trained thousands of first responders in the elements of quick clearance for incident response.

Highway Operations Group Regional Co-Chairs Meeting

To prepare for future information exchange and best practices sharing, and recognizing the need for establishing relationships among first responders, the Committee’s Leadership is actively setting the agendas for 2016 actions and activities.

Regional Highway Operations Group Meeting

At recent meetings of the various Regional HOGs, the groups agreed that a key outcome of HOGs activities is the pursuit of regional/multi-state incident management/first responder training sessions.

Significant Event Coordination

The Coalition’s Significant Event Coordination program involves all program areas, with closest alignment to the goals and objectives of the HOGs. Recently completed and current significant event coordination projects include a Bridge & Highway Closure survey report, an operational response program for the Northeastern region, and development of a collaborative decision tool providing a communications tool with real-time traffic and weather for use before, during and after significant events.

View Significant Events Project Page

Join the NTIMC TIM Team Network

NTIMCImageThe I-95 Corridor Coalition is a Member of the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition (NTIMC). NTIMC has a TIM Team Network — if you would like to join, please visit the following link:  Join the TIM Network