Public Hearing to collect testimony on “Hazardous Materials Transported by Rail”

Senate Transportation Committee

Monday, February 27, 2023 | 11 a.m.

Hearing Room 1 NOB


To collect testimony on “Hazardous Materials Transported by Rail”


  • 11:00 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
    • Housekeeping
    • Committee Member Introductions
    • Swearing-in of Testifiers
  • 11:05 a.m.: Panel 1
    • Carl Belke, President, Keystone State Railroad Association – Testimony
  • 11:30 a.m.: Panel 2
    • Honorable Mike Carroll, Acting Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    • Andy Batson, AICP, Acting Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    • Randy Padfield, Director, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
    • Honorable Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission – Testimony
    • Rodney Bender, P.E., Rail Safety Manager, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • 12:25 p.m.: Closing Remarks

Additional Testimony Received:

  • Honorable Matt Pacifico, Mayor, City of Altoona – Testimony

Notes for General Public:

  • The hearing will be streamed live on the Senate Transportation Committee’s website.
  • The hearing’s recording and testimonies will be saved on the Committee’s website as well.
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