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/groups/des-moines-tmac?authuser=0.
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 are held online through Zoom.
Free National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training
- National Highway Institute National TIM Responder Training Course Number 133126A
- ResponderSafety.com National TIM Training Certificate
TMAC 2021 Meeting Dates
- TMAC 2021 Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 10 AM on Zoom
March 3, 2021
- June 2, 2021
- September 1, 2021
- December 1, 2021
TMAC 2021 Meeting Topics
- Best Practices
- Identifying Unified Command
- Standardizing incident response practices and public education amidst COVID
- Removing stalled vehicles on Interstates quickly (law change)
- Reducing speeding and fatalities/serious injuries
- Effectiveness of implemented traffic safety measures
- Towing and Recovery
- Sending Pictures to Towers to Prepare the Appropriate Equipment
- Minimizing calls to multiple towers from the same person
- Researching the percentage of at-fault vehicle owners who are uninsured (government has to fund repairs)
- Communications and Cooperation
- Maintaining and strengthening communications and relationships among agencies
- Post-incident debriefings and encouraging multi-agency trainings, such as with towing
TMAC 2020 Meeting Topics
Best Practices Emergency Vehicle Warning Best Practices Distracted Driving and Countermeasures
- Metro-wide Training Handout (Services Book) 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- Outdated Infrastructure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
If you have an interest in any traffic management related topics, would like to be added to the TMAC mailing list and receive meeting notifications, or have any 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.