COLORADO TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

Your website for Colorado TIM resources and information!

Announcements & Information

First Responder Testimonial Project Request

Your story can make a difference!
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administrations (NHTSA) is looking to develop videos that will feature testimonials from Colorado first responders who have encountered or nearly encountered the consequences of motorists failing to follow proper Move Over procedures. Whether you are speaking to first-hand experience or to that of a colleague, these videos will highlight these risks.

The videos can be distributed on social media and other platforms to reach and educate the general public. We can additionally assist in reaching first responder groups with the videos as a reminder to stay vigilant (i.e., by wearing vests and avoiding zero buffer zones), especially at low visibility times. This will be dependent on your story and with which audience it would resonate most.

Statewide TIM Program Goals

The Traffic Incident Management Program removes incidents from Colorado’s highways and restores normal travel operations as safely and quickly as possible. Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and multiple local agencies across the state partner to achieve the following goals:

-Enhance-

safe and quick clearance of traffic incidents

-Improve-

responder safety

-Support-

prompt reliable and interoperable communications

-Support-

economic vitality by reducing delays

-Reduce-

secondary crashes

Colorado TIM Highlight

Operating Near the Zero Buffer Video

The Responder Safety Learning Network has developed a video about the dangers and recommendations for working near active traffic during incident response. This video highlights a more recent term that has been used called the Zero Buffer Zone which is the area between the corner of the blocking vehicle and the lane of active traffic.

This was also highlighted during the February 2022 Colorado Talking TIM webinar about vehicle parking and working around the area of the Zero Buffer Zone during incident response.

To access this video, visit the Operating Near the Zero Buffer training webpage.

Screen Shot from Video showing Zero Buffer Zone Diagram

TIM Program Components

Education

Learn what you should do as a driver or passenger if you’re ever involved in a traffic incident on Colorado’s highways. Plus, find statistics on how traffic incidents impact motorists and responders.


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Safety Patrol

The Front Range Metro CDOT Safety Patrol sponsored by Geico and I-70 Mountain Corridor CDOT Safety Patrol provide limited roadside assistance at no charge to drivers needing fuel, flat-tire changes, assistance moving vehicles to the shoulder and much, much more.

Read More About Safety Patrol

Library

Browse TIM resources from FHWA guidelines to templates for your Standing Program Management team. This content is available for all visitors.


Visit the TIM Library

Training

The TIM program removes incidents from Colorado’s highways and restores normal travel operations as safely and quickly as possible. Use this link to see our available training resources.


Read More About TIM Training

Colorado TIM Teams

Locations & Contact Information

TIM Team Purpose: A TIM Team is a forum of collaborative members from public and private agencies to facilitate continuous dialogue about TIM best practices. They do this through collaboratively collecting data, creating and hosting mutually beneficial trainings, funding TIM programs and sharing resources. These well-rounded, multi-disciplinary teams bring together their diverse experience to advance and implement TIM practices within specific areas of responsibility across the state.

Get information about a TIM Team near you by region below.

Northwest TIM Region

Region includes: Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Lake, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, & Summit Counties.

Mesa County TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-70 (MP 0-65), US 50 (MP 0-52)

CSP: Captain Matt Ozanic / 970-858-2250 / matt.ozanic@state.co.us

CDOT: TJ Blake / 970-683-6307 / todd.blake@state.co.us


Craig TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility with mile posts: US 40A (MP 0-242.972); CO 9D (MP 127.48-138.92); CO 34A (MP 0-15); CO 125A (MP 0-75.406); CO 127A (MP 0-9), CO 14A (MP 0-32.968); CO 14B (MP 34.09-61.01); CO 131B (MP 21.55-68.721); CO 134A (MP 0-27); CO 13A (MP 16.9-88.635); CO 13B (MP 89.608-127.999); CO 394 (MP 0-9.378); CO 317A (MP 0-12); CO 318A (MP 0-60.697); CO 64A (MP 0-73.7); CO 139A (MP 39.302-72.065)

CSP: Captain Ryan Parker / 970-826-1301 / ryan.parker@state.co.us

CDOT: Spencer Dickey / 970-379-2352 / spencer.dickey@state.co.us


Glenwood Springs TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-70 (MP 65-33)

CSP: Captain Jared Rapp / 970-824-6501 / jared.rapp@state.co.us

CDOT: Don Poole / 970-309-5592 / donald.poole@state.co.us


Eagle County TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-70 (MP 139-190), US 6 (MP 130-174), US 24 (MP 143-165), CO 131 (to Eagle/Routt County line)

CSP: Trooper Jacob Best / 970-688-1080 / jacob.best@state.co.us

CDOT: Chuck Decker / 719-248-8308 / chuck.decker@state.co.us


Summit County/Clear Creek County TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-70 (MP 190-246), US 6, CO 9

CSP: Captain Jared Rapp / 970-903-2523 / jared.rapp@state.co.us

CSP: Captain Joe Dirnberger / 303-273-1616 / joseph.dirnberger@state.co.us

CDOT: Paul Fox / 720-289-0027 / paul.fox@state.co.us

CDOT: Kane Schneider / 970-683-6308 / kane.schneider@state.co.us

Northeast TIM Region

Region includes: Adams, Arapahoe, Elbert, Kit Carson, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld, & Yuma Counties

North I-25 TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-25 from CO 7 to WY state line (MP 229-299)

CSP: Captain Bart Trippel (Troop 3C-Fort Collins) / 970-224-3027 / bart.trippel@state.co.us

CSP: Captain Ian Whittington (Troop 3A-Greeley) / 970-506-4999 / ian.whittington@state.co.us

CDOT: Jonathan Woodworth (Region 4-Greeley) / 970-350-2166 / jonathan.woodworth@state.co.us


Hwy-85 TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: US 85 (MP 236-309)

CSP: Captain Ian Whittington (Troop 3A-Greeley) / 970-506-4999 / ian.whittington@state.co.us

CDOT: Jonathan Woodworth (Region 4-Greeley) / 970-350-2166 / jonathan.woodworth@state.co.us


I-76 West TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-76 (MP 60-102)

CSP: Captain Michael Balenti (Troop 3B-Sterling) / 970-522-4696 / michael.balenti@state.co.us

CSP: Captain Ian Whittington (Troop 3A-Greeley) / 970-506-4999 / ian.whittington@state.co.us

CDOT: Jonathan Woodworth (Region 4-Greeley) / 970-350-2166 / jonathan.woodworth@state.co.us


I-76 East TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I 76 (MP 102-184)

CSP: Captain Michael Balenti (Troop 3B-Sterling) / 970-522-4696 / michael.balenti@state.co.us

CDOT: Jonathan Woodworth (Region 4-Greeley) / 970-350-2166 / jonathan.woodworth@state.co.us


I-70 East TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I 70 (MP 285-KS state line)

CSP: Captain Clint Rushing (Troop 3D-Limon) / 719-775-2964 / clinton.rushing@state.co.us

CDOT: Jonathan Woodworth / 970-350-2166 / jonathan.woodworth@state.co.us


US-40 / US-287 TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: Kiowa, Cheyenne, Lincoln, Kit Carson (US 40; US-287; US 385; CO 96)

CSP: Captain Clint Rushing (Troop 3D-Limon) / 719-775-2964 / clinton.rushing@state.co.us

CSP: Captain Tonya Billinger (Troop 2C-Lamar) / 719-336-7403 / tonya.billinger@state.co.us

CDOT: David Wall (CDOT Region 4-Greeley) / 303-229-8856 / david.wall@state.co.us

CDOT: Roy Darnell (CDOT Region 2-Pueblo) / 719-688-2493 / roy.darnell@state.co.us

Denver Metro TIM Region

Region includes: Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, & Jefferson Counties

Denver West Metro TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: C-470 to Wadsworth Blvd, and north Jefferson County line to Roxborough. Roadways included: I-70, C-470, CO 121, US 285, US 6, CO 8, CO 58, CO 93, CO 391 and associated roadways. Cities of Golden, Lakewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Pleasant View, Morrison, Littleton.

CSP: Captain Larry Oletski (Troop 1A) / 303-273-1616 / lawrence.oletski@state.co.us

CDOT: Mike Murray / 303-386-6301/ michaelr.murray@state.co.us


Denver South Metro TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-25, C-470, E-470, US 285 and associated roadways. Cities of Denver, Littleton, Englewood, Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Elizabeth, Larkspur, Castle Rock, Parker, and Franktown

CSP: Captain Michael Carr (Troop 1C) / 303-688-3115 / michael.carr@state.co.us

CDOT: Beth Ondrak / 720-692-7475 / beth.ondrak@state.co.us


Denver East Metro TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-70, I-225, I-270, E-470, CO 121, US 285, US 36 and associated roadways. Cities of Denver, Aurora, Commerce City, and Greenwood.

CSP: Captain Larry Oletski (Troop 1B) / 303-688-3115 / lawrence.oletski@state.co.us

CDOT: Don Iacino-Taylor / 303-834-0335 / donald.iacino-taylor@state.co.us


Denver North Metro TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-25 from I-70 to CO 7, US 36 from I-25 to Northwest Parkway/Interlocken. Roadways included in this area: I-25, I-76, US 36, CO 128, CO 121, US 287, CO 224, I-270 and other associated roads. Cities of Broomfield, Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, Brighton, Federal Heights, and portion of Denver.

CSP: Captain Joe Dirnberger (Troop 1D) / 303-289-4760 / joseph.dirnberger@state.co.us

CDOT: Peter Igel / 303-512-5878 / peter.igel@state.co.us

Southwest TIM Region

Region includes: Alamosa, Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Delta, Dolores, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan, and San Miguel Counties.

La Plata County TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: CO 550 (MP 0-50); CO 160 (MP 62-108); CO 172 (MP 0-24.5); CO 151 (MP 0-9); CO 140 (MP 0-23)

CSP: Captain John Trentini / 970-385-1675 / john.trentini@state.co.us

CDOT: John Palmer / 970-385-1661 / john.palmer@state.co.us

CDOT: Jennifer Allison / 970-385-1449 / jennifer.allison@state.co.us

Alamosa TIM Team

Primary Area/Highways of Responsibility: CO 160 (MP 144.5-283.3), CO 285 (MP 0-148), CO 50 (MP 165.5-243.3), US 24 (MP 193-226), CO 291 (MP 0-8.9), CO 150 (MP 0-15.5), CO 159 (MP 0-33.7), CO 370 (MP 0-14), CO 371 (MP 0-6), CO 149 (MP 0-45.5), CO 114 (MP 19-61.7), CO 15 (MP 0-12.4), CO 15 (MP 20.4-30.9)

CSP: Captain Brett Williams / 719-589-2503 / brett.williams@state.co.us

CDOT: Marc Quintana / 970-524-0626 / marc.quintana@state.co.us

CDOT: Jennifer Allison / 970-385-1449 / jennifer.allison@state.co.us

Montrose TIM Team

Primary Area/Highways of Responsibility: US 50 (MP 53-199.5), CO 114 (milepost 0-31.2), CO 149 (MP 55.9-117.5 (end)), CO 135 (MP 0-27.4 (end)), CO 133 (MP 0-42.8), CO 92 (milepost 0-73.5 (end)), CO 347 (MP 0-5.2 (end)), CO 348 (MP 0-17 (end)), US 550 (MP 80.3-130 (end)), CO 62 (MP 0-23.1 (end)), CO 65 (MP 0-29.9), CO 145 (MP 59.5-116.9 (end)), CO 141 (MP 6-95.8), CO 90 (MP 0-89 (end)), CO 97 (MP 0-4.6 (end)).

CSP: Captain James Saunders / 970-249-9575 / jamesw.saunders@state.co.us

CDOT: Eric Langford / 970-596-2279 / eric.langford@state.co.us

Southeast TIM Region

Region includes: Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Park, Pueblo, Prowers & Teller Counties

Florence/Canon City TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: US 50 (MP 225-296) (Chaffee/Fremont County line to Fremont/Pueblo County line)

CSP: Captain Lloyd “Rich” Smith (Troop 2A-Florence) / 719-784-3017 / lloyd.smith@state.co.us

CDOT:


Pikes Peak Region Traffic Safety Collaborative

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-25 (MP 119-163), US 24 (MP 267-350), CO 94 (MP 0-19) county line to El Paso/Douglas County line)

CSP: Captain Scott Hophan (Troop 2B-Colorado Springs) / 719-635-0385 / scott.hophan@state.co.us

CDOT: Brad Bauer (Region 2-Pueblo) / 719-227-3236 / bradley.bauer@state.co.us


Lamar TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: Prowers, Baca, Kiowa Counties; CO 287, CO 50, CO 96, CO 160

CSP: Captain Tonya Billinger (Troop 2C-Lamar) / 719-336-7403 / tonya.billinger@state.co.us

CDOT: Neil Mauch (Region 2-Pueblo) / 719-691-9123 / neil.mauch@state.co.us


La Junta TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: Otero, Bent, Crowley; US 50, CO 96, CO 109, CO 10, CO 350 (need mile markers)

CSP: Captain Tonya Billinger (Troop 2C-Lamar) / 719-336-7403 / tonya.billinger@state.co.us

CDOT: Mike Asbury (Region 2-Pueblo) / 719-250-8915 / michael.asbury@state.co.us


Hwy-287/40 TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: Kiowa, Cheyenne, Lincoln, Kit Carson; US 40; US 287; US 385; CO 96)

CSP: Captain Clint Rushing (Troop 3D-Limon) / 719-775-2964 / clinton.rushing@state.co.us

CSP: Captain Tonya Billinger (Troop 2C-Lamar) / 719-336-7403 / tonya.billinger@state.co.us

CDOT: David Wall (Region 4-Greeley) / 303-229-8856 / david.wall@state.co.us

CDOT: Roy Darnell (Region 2-Pueblo) / 719-688-2493 / roy.darnell@state.co.us


Pueblo TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-25 MM 69-116

CSP: Captain Michael Tafoya (Troop 2D-Pueblo) / 719-288-2636 / michaelr.tafoya@state.co.us

CDOT:


Huerfano and Las Animas TIM Team

Primary Area/Highway of Responsibility: I-25 (New Mexico state line MP 0 to 69)

CSP: Captain Michael Tafoya (Troop 2D-Pueblo) / 719-288-2636 / michaelr.tafoya@state.co.us

CDOT: