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2018 Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop – Metro Detroit

On March 8th, 2018,  110 members from across the traffic incident management (TIM) community gathered for the 13th annual Southeast Michigan Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop at the Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. Participants in the workshop ranged from

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Transportation Operations – The Never-ending story

Civil engineers are sometimes asked to tell the stories of the projects they worked on. These projects typically have a beginning, a middle, and an end to the story. The work of transportation engineers usually involves planning, design, and operation

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Metro Detroit Transportation Systems Operations – January 2018

MEETING MINUTES SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS COORDINATING COMMITTEE Date: January 12, 2018 Freeway Operations Report Sarah Gill reported on freeway operations activities. She reported Joe Chapin is helping with traffic incident management outreach and after-action reviews. After action reviews

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Driverless Cars

As a profession we have a consistent interest in the safety of travelers.  We also have a responsibility to serve people.  As automobiles become more capable of assuming driving tasks, there is a temptation to take the human out of

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Award for Outstanding Support of ITS Michigan

An award for outstanding support of ITS Michigan was presented by the ITS MI Board of Directors to Richard Beaubien at the ITS Michigan Annual Meeting at NextEnergy in Detroit on September 27, 2017.

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Institute of Transportation Engineers Transportation Systems and Management Council Outstanding Project Award

Richard Beaubien delivered the Institute of Transportation Engineers Transportation Systems and Management Council Outstanding Project Award to the Macomb County Roads Department.  The award was presented at the Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July

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Remembering Troy Fire Chief Bill Nelson

Among his other virtues, Bill was a Champion for fire service involvement in traffic incident management.  He made presentations to the Metro Detroit Traffic Incident Management Coordinating Committee, providing insights on good fire service practice for safe, quick clearance of

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Metro Detroit Planning for Regional Transportation Operations – June 2017

MEETING MINUTES SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS PLANNING SUBCOMMITTEE  Date: June 13, 2017   Meeting Held: Road Commission for Oakland County Traffic Operations Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Bldg. 49W, Pontiac, MI 48340 Agenda for July 14, 2017 Coordinating Committee Meeting

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SE Michigan Regional Transportation Operations – April 2017

  MEETING MINUTES SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS COORDINATING COMMITTEE Date: April 13, 2017           Time: 9:00 AM       Meeting Held: Southeast Michigan Transportation Operations Center (SEMTOC), Detroit, Michigan Freeway Operations Report Mia Silver reported on freeway operations activities. MDOT is now preparing

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Southeast Michigan Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop Connects TIM Partners and the Connected &Autonomous Vehicle CommunityDetroit Transportation Partnerships – March 2017

On March 3rd, 2017, approximately 120 members from across the traffic incident management (TIM) community gathered for the 12th annual Southeast Michigan Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.  The event was organized by

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