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In the fall of 2007, the Indiana Quick Clearance Working Group was created by representatives from the Indiana State Police and Indiana Department of Transportation with support from the Federal Highway Administration - Indiana Division. This working group gained executive support from ISP and INDOT to dedicate resources to the research and development of Quick Clearance practices in State of Indiana. With support from the agency heads, the working group moved forward creating a steering group and developing an intermediate action plan.

The steering group conducted a Quick Clearance workshop in December 2007. Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, the workshop brought subject matter experts from around the country to share their experiences in developing Quick Clearance programs. Attendees included Indiana-based stakeholders from a variety of disciplines that routinely respond to highway incidents and key representatives from Florida and Washington who detailed the specifics of Quick Clearance programs in their home jurisdictions.

In January 2008, three working groups began researching the Quick Clearance concept After evaluating the programs and specifics, each of the Responder Disciplines unanimously agreed to implement the IN-TIME initiative. In January 2009, with the support of each state agency head involved in the Quick Clearance initiative, the Quick Clearance Working Group was changed to IN-TIME (Indiana Traffic Incident Management Effort.