Senate and House Panels to Hold Joint Hearing on Enhancing the Safety of Highway Workers, Drivers and Pedestrians

The Senate Transportation Committee and the House Transportation Committee will hold a Joint Hearing from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, in the Capitol, North Office Building, Hearing Room 1, to collect testimony on “Enhancing the Safety of Highway Workers, Drivers and Pedestrians.”

“Maintaining a safe transportation system for all users has always been a top priority,” said Senator John Rafferty, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. “In this legislative session, my colleagues in the Senate and the House have demonstrated their interest in not only supporting legislation to enhance the safety of drivers and pedestrians, but to ensure the protection of highway workers as well.”

“While we focus much of our attention on repairing our roads, we must also focus on making sure the workers out there day and night are kept safe through construction zones,” remarked Representative John Taylor, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

The Committees will hear testimony from an array of experts on a variety of safety-related legislation pending action in the General Assembly from cameras in work zones to radar for local law enforcement.

The general public and media are invited to attend. Public comments may be sent to both of the corresponding Senate and House Committees.

CONTACTS:

Nolan Ritchie, Senate Transportation Committee, 717-787-1398
Eric Bugaile, House Transportation Committee, 717-787-6409