The Capitol Region Council of Governments has recently established the Greater Hartford Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Coalition that includes both public and private stakeholders.  The Coalition will act as a steering committee overseeing a regional TIM program within the Hartford Urbanized Area. The program will strive 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.

For a link to Greater Hartford TIM Coalition Activities click here.

Traffic Incident Management is one of seven emphasis areas within the Connecticut Strategic Highway Safety Plan .  Visit the emphasis area link for more information.

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:


USDOT FHWA Office of Operations Traffic Incident Management

Responder Safety


National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training in Connecticut

Contact Paul Krisavage for training opportunities in your area.  Email:

Many Responders and Motorists Are Dying On The Nations’ Roads. We Can and Must Get The Nation To Focus On Working Together To Reduce This Trend.


Many of us will travel between communities or States. Make sure your vehicle is in good condition, you have supplies in case of an emergency, have a travel plan and make sure you are prepared in case the worst happens.

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