Enhancing the Safety of Highway Workers, Drivers and Pedestrians

Joint Committee Hearing – Senate and House Transportation Committees

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

North Office Building, Hearing Room 1, 9:30am-12:00pm

“Enhancing the Safety of Highway Workers, Drivers and Pedestrians”


Welcoming Remarks (9:30am-9:35am)

Work Zone Improvements (9:35am-10:25am)

Cameras in Work Zones (SB 840-Argall)
Honorable David Argall, Senate of Pennsylvania
Lieutenant Robert Krol, PA State Police
Mr. Robert Latham, Associated PA Constructors
Mr. Joseph Kovel, PA State Troopers Association

Protection of Highway Workers (SB 887-Costa, Bartolotta)
Mr. Mark Compton, PA Turnpike Commission
Mr. R. Scott Christie, P.E., (and/or designee), PA Department of Transportation
Mr. Michael Hawbaker, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.

Traffic Control, Signage and Work Zone Set-up
Mr. R. Scott Christie, P.E., (and/or designee), PA Department of Transportation
Richard Freeburn, Esq., Attorney

Automated Enforcement Programs (10:25am-10:50am)

Automated Red Light Enforcement Program
Mr. R. Scott Christie, P.E., (and/or designee), PA Department of Transportation
Mr. Vince Fenerty and Ms. Corinne O’Connor,
Philadelphia Parking Authority

Automated Enforcement for Illegally Passing School Buses (HB 1249-Grove)
Mr. Fred Bennett, Fishing Creek Transportation, PA School Bus Association

Distracted Driving (10:50am-11:15am)

Prohibiting Hand-Held Devices (SB 153-Teplitz)
Lieutenant Robert Krol, PA State Police
Joel Feldman, Esq., MS, Distracted Driving Speaker and Advocate

Emerging Technologies to Control or Mitigate Distracted Driving
Dr. Bernardo Pires, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Mr. Wayne Weikel, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Speed Enforcement (11:15am-11:35am)

Radar/Lidar for Local Law Enforcement (SB 535-Vulakovich, SB 559-Rafferty)
Mr. Elam Herr, PA State Association of Township Supervisors
Mr. Joseph Regan, Fraternal Order of Police, PA State Lodge
John Mancke, Esq., Attorney

Vehicle Registration Stickers (11:35am-11:50am)

Repealing the Elimination of Stickers (SB 926-Rafferty, HB 1154-Costa)
Mr. Kurt Myers, PA Department of Transportation
Mr. Craig McGowan, Fraternal Order of Police, PA State Lodge

Closing Remarks (11:50am-12:00pm)

Additional Written Testimony:

AAA

PA Municipal League