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Traffic Incident Management

Length: Approximately eight hours.

Description

Incident and emergency management is one of the areas that has received numerous benefits from applying ITS. Incidents contribute nearly 60 % of annual roadway congestion and thus should be detected, verified, responded to, and cleared as quickly as possible. The importance of Incident and Emergency Management is at the basis of this course, in which incident characteristics and impact, incident detection, emergency response, site management, and allocation of resources are discussed at length. The material presented is further illustrated by the case-studies of incident management programs around the country.

Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss why traffic incident management and emergency management are necessary
  • List incident detection methods that can be used for freeway systems
  • Identify some problems existing in the development of incident detection algorithms
  • Discuss emergency response, site management, and incident clearance strategies
  • Describe motorist information technologies

Outline

Author

Dr. Hualiang (Harry) Teng 
Polytechnic University

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