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.

January 1997
Philadelphia,Pennsylvania,United States

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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.

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Helping Americans

Author: Taylor, Steven T.

Published By: ITS World

Source Date: January 1997


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Benefit ID: 2007-00493