AZTech Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Coalition

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Led by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), the AZTech TIM Coalition is a multi-disciplinary traffic incident management partnership including state and local police, fire agencies, state and local transportation agencies, metropolitan planning offices and towing companies in the Phoenix metropolitan region to share ideas, lessons learned, best practices and knowledge to foster regional incident management.

Established in 2010 as a result of the Advanced Traffic Incident Management Workshop organized by the FHWA, MAG and AZTech held on November 16-17, 2010, in Glendale Arizona, the AZTech regional TIM Coalition is dedicated to collaborating for safer and more efficient management of incidents that occur on, or significantly impact, the region's roadways to meet the objectives of the National Unified Goal (NUG) developed by the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition (NTIMC) as follows:

The region's TIM Coalition goals include having a planned and coordinated multi-agency and multi-disciplinary approach to detect, respond to, and remove traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be returned to normal as safely and rapidly as possible. Successful TIM procedures will decrease the length and effects of traffic incidents while improving the safety of motorists, crash victims and emergency responders. These goals can be achieved by following the NUG Strategies developed by the NTIMC.