Parsons Project Named Project of the Year by ITS Nevada
PASADENA, CA Parsons announces that its Nevada Traffic Incident Management (TIM) project is named 2015 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Project of the Year by ITS Nevada in the under $2 million category. The statewide project uses a multifaceted approach to provide incident responders throughout Nevada with TIM education, facilitation of crash debriefings, and joint operations policies.
"Multiagency training has been a breakthrough in the area of partnership and collaboration between emergency management, first responders, and transportation engineering and operations," said Donald Graul, Parsons Group President. "This project demonstrates how states and municipalities can maximize their technology investments to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion."
Parsons performed a variety of TIM tasks under the program, including a gap analysis to identify recommendations for coalition improvements; a statewide strategic improvement plan; operations policies, plans, and interagency agreements; TIM performance measures; legislative recommendations; construction guidelines for TIM plans; training and outreach; and communication protocols between responders. Effective TIM reduces the impact of traffic incidents and the frequency of secondary events to improve the safety of responders, motorists, and victims while also improving traffic flow.