Incident Management in Virginia: A State of the Practice Report: Final Report

Report No: 92-R6

Published in 1991

About the report:

Because of the number of incidents and the magnitude of their consequences, the Virginia Department of transportation made a concerted effort to ensure that incident management became a top priority and spearheaded an effort to start a statewide incident management program. This report documents that program. This program was concerned with the coordination of programs involved in preventing incidents and those concerned with detecting, responding to, and clearing incidents after they occur. Formal incident management programs in three large urban areas in addition to other efforts by the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Virginia State Police, and Fairfax County are summarized. The documentation contained herein can be used to aid other states in developing incident management programs.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Frank D. Shepard

Last updated: December 25, 2023

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