Emergency Response to Snow Storm Jonas

Joint Hearing of the

Senate Transportation Committee
Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

Emergency Response to Snow Storm Jonas

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

North Office Building, Hearing Room 1, 10:00am-12:00pm


Welcoming Remarks (10:00am-10:05am)

  • Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr.
  • Senator Randy Vulakovich
  • Senator John Wozniak
  • Senator Jay Costa

Emergency Response (10:05am-10:35am)

  • Richard Flinn, Jr., Director, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
  • Jeff Jumper, State Meteorologist, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
  • The Honorable Tim Solobay, State Fire Commissioner
    1. Emphasis on how PEMA responded to the Turnpike

Turnpike Response (10:35am-11:15am)

  • The Honorable Sean Logan, Chairman, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
  • Mark Compton, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
  • Craig Shuey, Chief Operating Officer, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    1. Emphasis on how the Turnpike responded to the Turnpike incident
    2. Discuss what lessons were learned from 2014 and which were implemented

PennDOT Response (11:15am-11:30am)

  • Michael Rebert, P.E., District 5-0 Executive, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    1. Emphasis on how PennDOT responded to the I-78 incident
    2. Discuss what lessons were learned from 2007 and which were implemented

PSP/DMVA Response (11:30am-11:40am)

  • Major Edward Hoke, Director, Bureau of Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police
  • Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli, Acting Adjutant General, Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
    1. Emphasis on how each agency responded to the Turnpike and I-78 incidents

Trucking Industry (11:40am-11:45am)

  • James Runk, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association
    1. Emphasis on how the trucking industry prepares for winter storms

Closing Remarks