What is Traffic Incident Management?

The process of coordinating resources to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents as safely and quickly as possible to reduce the impacts of crashes and congestion.

Who oversees the Ohio TIM program?

Ohio TIM is a partnership between each responding agency, namely:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Association
  • Towing & Recovery
  • Transportation

Here are some of the Organizations that participate in the Ohio TIM Program.

Ohio State Highway Patrol
Ohio Fire Chiefs Association
Ohio Department of Transportation

Statewide Executive Committee

The Ohio TIM Executive Committee is the governing body of the Ohio TIM program. This group consists of one member of each of the 4 primary responding agencies. This group meets quarterly.

Statewide Steering Committee

The Ohio TIM Steering Committee is a larger group that includes multiple support agencies including:

  • Ohio State Fire Marshals Office
  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol
  • Towing & Recovery Association of Ohio
  • Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Ohio Fire Academy
  • Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association
  • Ohio Turnpike
  • Ohio Fire Chiefs Association
  • Ohio Trucking Association
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Ohio Association of Broadcasters
  • Ohio State Coroners Association
  • AAA Auto Group
  • Ohio Emergency Medical Services
  • Ohio Department of Public Safety
  • Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program

TIM programs

Freeway Service Patrol

All major metro regions in Ohio have Freeway Service Patrol vehicles between the hours of 6AM and 9PM. The FSP vehicles are involved in removal of disabled/stranded vehicles from the freeway and providing advanced warning and assistance for incident scenes. Removing obstructions on the freeways as rapidly as possible has a positive impact on traffic volumes by eliminating problems which could contribute to non-recurrent congestion.

Mind the Queue

Towing & Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP)

The Towing & Recovery Incentive Payment (TRIP) Program pays prequalified heavy-duty towing and recovery companies incentives for the quick clearance of large commercial vehicle incidents on selected, high-importance Ohio roadways. As of July 2015, approximately 1,000 miles of interstates, state routes, and US routes across every region of Ohio will be covered by the TRIP program.

Learn More about TRIP