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County's transportation management program combines the capabilities of
the ATMS with police, fire and rescue, environmental protection and transportation
agencies within the area. Montgomery County has formed a Transportation
Incident Management team composed of representatives of the police, fire
& rescue, environmental protection, and transportation. The team meets
on a regular basis to discuss and implement improvements to the County's
incident management program. Montgomery County recognizes that most delays
are caused by nonrecurring congestion and emphasizes the significance of
timely and proper response to incidents that greatly impact the transportation
system. Incident management is critical because over 60% of delay on urban
roadways is caused by accidents, disabled vehicles, construction, etc.
Quick identification and response is essential. As studies have indicated,
every one minute a roadway is blocked causes five minutes of delay.
County's Transportation Management Center (TMC) maintains a close working
relationship with the Maryland Statewide Operations Center (SOC), state
and county police, fire departments, Virginia Department of Transportation,
and the SIM (Statewide / Seaboard Incident Management) Committee in Virginia.
TMC cooperates with MSHA's Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART)
freeway incident management program. The TMC exchanges daily traffic incident
advisories and updates with the SOC and frequently works with CHART on incident
and emergency management.
The TMC is part of the I-95 Corridor
Coalition Information Exchange Network. The primary mission of the Coalition
is to coordinate information on real-time surface transportation system
conditions for the benefit of travel customers in the region - both passengers
and shippers. By coordinating the deployment and application of Intelligent
Transportation System (ITS) concepts and technologies in the "Northeast"
transportation corridor from Virginia to Maine, the goal is to make traveling
across jurisdictional boundaries virtually "seamless" to the
- Develops a team concept to reduce
jurisdictional "turf wars" to help realize the common goal of
providing a safe and efficient transportation system
- Provides a forum to critique the team?s
performance in incident management
- Allows discussion of operational issues
in a controlled environment (away from the stress of an incident scene)
- Encourages the sharing of resources