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Session No. 5A

Session Title: Safety Enforcement in a Work Zone

Session Description: This session will look at the safety and enforcement efforts in the Work Zone in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Increased patrols, automated speed enforcement, and other safety topics will be discussed. 

Moderator: Todd Leiss, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission                

Work Zone Safety & Enforcement in Maryland, Colin Bristow, F/Sgt.Maryland State Police

Work Zone Safety & Enforcement in Maryland, Jay Robinson, F/Sgt.Maryland State Police

Work Zone Safety & Enforcement in Pennsylvania, Brent Zechman, Sgt.Pennsylvania State Police

Work Zone Safety & Enforcement in Pennsylvania, Jason Hamill, Sgt./Crash Reconstructionist, Pennsylvania State Police

Speaker Bios

Colin Bristow is entering his 18th year with the Maryland State Police (MSP). His current rank is First Sergeant. He is the Liaison between the State Police and State Highway Administration. The Office of the Liaison provides support to several MSP Specialized Units to include the MOTOR Unit and the CRASH Team. Support is also provided to several barracks in the Baltimore, Frederick, and Washington Metro Areas for special events, funeral details/dignitary escorts, charity rides, and major road closures. The MSP/SHA Liaison is responsible for coordinating and scheduling troopers to staff the Statewide Operations Center (SOC) in Hanover, Maryland. Troopers serve as duty officers in an overtime capacity at the SOC during both morning and evening rush hours as well as weather events and special events to provide an added layer of coordination between SHA/CHART and MSP. The Coordinated Highway Action Response Team (CHART) is a joint effort of the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Transportation Authority and the Maryland State Police, in cooperation with other federal, state, and local agencies. CHART's mission is to improve "real-time" operations of Maryland's highway system through teamwork and technology. The MSP/SHA Liaison is the point of contact for all coordination with the CHART Program.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Room 106

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