National Traffic Incident Management Coalition

Launched in 2004, the National Traffic Incident Management Coalition (NTIMC) is a multi-disciplinary partnership forum spanning the public safety and transportation communities to coordinate experiences, knowledge, practices, and ideas. NTIMC is committed to safer and more efficient management of all incidents that occur on, or substantially affect, the nation’s roadways in order to:

  • Enhance the safety of on-scene responders and of motorists passing or approaching a roadway incident.
  • Strengthen services to incident victims and to stranded motorists.
  • Reduce incident delay and costs to the traveling public and commercial carriers.

The NTIMC has met 25 time since June 2004.  Click here to view the records from the meetings.


The NTIMC has been highly successful in linking the transportation and public safety communities in many ways.  The creation of the National Unified Goal (NUG) may have been one of the most successful accomplishments.  The materials below were created as part of that effort:

The NTIMC membership has also partnered to create several technical briefings that were based on consensus. Each of these briefings has helped to further the national dialog about TIM and raise awareness about important aspects of the NUG.

The NTIMC has also collaborated to create the TIM Network. As part of its mission, it identified the need to establish a network of practitioners so that lessons learned and best practices could be exchanged. The TIM Network was created in October 2009.
The members of the NTIMC are:

  • American Automobile Association (AAA) International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTI)
  • American Public Transportation Association
  • International Municipal Signal Association
  • American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)
  • Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of America
  • American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)
  • National Association of State EMS Officials
  • Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials
  • International National Emergency Number Association
  • Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
  • I-95 Corridor Coalition
  • Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • U.S. Fire Administration
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)