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U.S. Secretary Ray LaHood & Senior Transportation, Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Executives to meet on Traffic Incident Management
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will host a two-day summit on advancing the culture of Traffic Incident Management (TIM) throughout the country. U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Raymond LaHood and Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez will welcome the group and provide opening remarks demonstrating the commitment of FHWA and USDOT senior executives in support of safe, quick traffic incident responses on the Nation's roadways. Participants will convene at the USDOT Headquarters Building on June 26 and 27, 2012. This forum of senior-level, multi-disciplinary executives will tackle tough challenges and discuss innovative solutions to help enhance TIM strategies related to TIM policies and procedures. The group will also discuss the effectiveness of State and local legislation on Safe, Quick Clearance and outreach to TIM practitioners and motorists to ensure maximum public and responder safety and compliance with laws. FHWA will produce a report following the Summit that will summarize the two-day event. The report will be available from the FHWA Office of Transportation Operations by the beginning of August 2012. Questions may be address to the Traffic Incident and Events Management team at TI&EM@dot.gov.
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