The Traffic Management Advisory Committee (TMAC) is a regional forum to discuss incident management, traffic management, and intelligent transportation systems.
TMAC is affiliated with the Iowa Statewide Multi-Discipline Safety Team (MDST) Program. More information on the Des Moines MDST is available at https://sites.google.com/view/iowaltapmdst/existing-mdst-groups/des-moines-tmac.
TMAC meets at 10 AM on the first Wednesday of each month at the Polk County Emergency Management office. The meetings are open to the public. In the interest of public health and to assist with current coronavirus COVID-19 efforts, TMAC in-person meetings are postponed but upcoming TMAC meetings may be shifted online.
Updated 2020 Meeting Dates
February 19th March 18th (Canceled) April 1st (Canceled) May 6th (Canceled) June 8th (Zoom) July 8th (Zoom) August 5th (Zoom) September 2nd (Zoom) October 7th (Zoom) November 4th (Zoom)
TMAC 2020 Meeting Topics
Best Practices Emergency Vehicle Warning Best Practices Distracted Driving and Countermeasures
- Metro-wide Training Handout (Services Boook) on Available Training
Construction Construction within the MPO and Continued Construction Updates Workzone Safety Initiatives Information on Planned Safety Improvements on Major Roadways Incident Response and Management (Discussed in July 2020 Meeting) Quick Clearance Better Local Agency Access to Traffic Cameras Sharing Resources for Incidents Lane Closure Management Across the Metro Infrastructure and Technology
- Outdated Infrastructure
Connected Vehicles FirstNet Towing Towing Company Safety Towing Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP) Information and Sharing with Towing Companies
Future TMAC Meeting Topics
- Best Practices
- Identifying Unified Command
- Standardizing incident response practices and public education amidst COVID
- Sending Pictures to Towers to Prepare the Appropriate Equipment
- Minimizing calls to multiple towers from the same person
- Communications and Cooperation
- Maintaining and strengthening communications and relationships among agencies
- Post-incident debriefings and encouraging multi-agency trainings, such as with towing
If you have an interest in roadway safety and efficiency or have questions about the group, please call or email Zhi Chen at 515-334-0075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning to attend a meeting?
Anyone planning to attend MPO meetings who may need auxiliary aids or services should call the Des Moines Area MPO office at 515-334-0075. Please call at least 48 hours in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.