Meeting to consider bills and hearing on project delivery

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
9:00 a.m.

Room 8 E-B

Meeting to consider bills and hearing on project delivery

 
  • Modernizing Financial Statement Requirements

Immediately at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Transportation Committee will meet to consider the following legislation:

  • S.B. 279 (Rafferty and McGarrigle):  Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to allow full-time local police to utilize radar/LIDAR in counties of the first class, second class, second class A or third class.
  • S.B. 251 (Vulakovich):  Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to authorize all local police to use radar/LIDAR.
  • S.B. 288 (Rafferty):  Amends Title 75 (Vehicles) to increase fines and penalties for violators of Pennsylvania’s “Steer Clear” law, which requires drivers to slow down and move into a lane not adjacent to an emergency response area, if possible.
  • S.B. 265 (Regan):  An Act designating the bridge carrying State Route 3012 over the Susquehanna River as the Senator Harold Mowery Market Street Bridge.

Safe Transportation of Crude Oil (and Other Energy Products) by Rail in Pennsylvania

Senate Transportation and Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committees

Joint Hearing – Tentative Itinerary

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 9:00am-11:30am, Keystone Building, PUC Room 1

“Safe Transportation of Crude Oil (and Other Energy Products) by Rail in Pennsylvania”


Opening Remarks: 9:00am-9:15am

  • Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., Republican Chair, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Senator John N. Wozniak, Democratic Chair, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Senator Gene Yaw, Republican Chair, Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee
  • Senator John T. Yudichak, Democratic Chair, Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

Federal Perspective: 9:15am-9:25am

  • Honorable Gladys Brown (confirmed), Chairman, and Rodney Bender (confirmed), Transportation Division Manager, Pennsylvania Utility Commission, will offer testimony on the federal regulations that guide railroads

Commonwealth Perspective: 9:25am-9:45am

  •   Allen Zarembski (confirmed), Special Advisor to the Governor, Office of the Governor, will offer testimony on the Administration’s perspective as well as a brief background of the key issues related to the transportation of crude oil

Railroad Perspectives: 9:45am-10:20am

  • Rudy Husband (confirmed), Resident Vice President, Norfolk Southern, and Mr. Quintin KendallAttachment (confirmed), Vice President, CSX Transportation, will offer testimony on the safe transportation of crude oil and how the railroads are preparing for the new federal guidelines

Emergency Response Perspectives: 10:20am-10:55am

  • Robert Full (confirmed), Chief Deputy Director, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, as well as Honorable Scott Martin (confirmed), Lancaster County Commissioner, and Mr. Randy Gockley (confirmed), Director of Lancaster County’s Emergency Management Agency, will offer testimony on how the state and local governments, respectively, will address a potential derailment

Energy Perspectives: 10:55am-11:15am

  • Elisabeth Treseder (confirmed), Policy Advisor, American Petroleum Institute, and Mr. Philip Rinaldi (confirmed), Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, will discuss the benefits and economic impacts of the transportation of crude oil at the macro- and micro-level, respectively

Closing Remarks: 11:15am-11:30am

  • Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr., Republican Chair, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Senator John N. Wozniak, Democratic Chair, Senate Transportation Committee
  • Senator Gene Yaw, Republican Chair, Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee
  • Senator John T. Yudichak, Democratic Chair, Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

Written Testimony:

Sierra Club of Chester County