Overview of the New PennStart Facility and Focus on Transportation Safety

PennSTART is a state-of-the-art facility that will benefit emergency responders, transportation organizations, and research institutions. The facility is designed to accelerate innovation in emerging transportation technology, improve the safety and efficiency of transportation infrastructure, enhance traffic incident management training, and support regional economic development. This session will provide an overview of the new PennSTART facility.


-Jim Katsafanas, VP, National Connected and Automated Vehicle Technology Director, Michael Baker International

-Joseph Sutor, PE, Planning & Design Services Manager, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

-Karen Lightman, Interim Executive Director, Safety21 University Transportation Center

-Keith Miller, RLA, Director of Site Development, RIDC