In Philadelphia, the Traffic and Incident Management System (TIMS) on I-95 contributed to a 40 percent decrease in freeway incidents and reduced the incident-severity rate by 8 percent.
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Traffic and Incident Management System (TIMS) is helping traffic circumvent highway incidents and emergencies on I-95. TIMS reroutes vehicles immediately after an incident is detected, thus diluting traffic flow and decreasing the risk of secondhand pile-ups. TIMS has helped decrease freeway incidents by 40 percent, cut freeway closure time by 55 percent, and reduced the incident-severity rate by 8 percent since its implementation in 1993.
Author: Taylor, Steven T.
Published By: ITS World
Source Date: January 1997
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