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Session No. 7E

Work Zone Technologies

Session Description: This session will discuss innovative strategies and/or products aimed to improve work zone safety and mobility.

Moderator: Brian Crossley, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation


Speaker Bios

Eric Klepadlo holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has worked with Gannett Fleming for more than five years and currently lives in Philadelphia.

Nate Kirchner is a Project Manager at Gannett Fleming, Inc. He received his degree in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1999.  He has been practicing engineering for 20 years specializing in highway design. Kirchner was the lead Project Engineer for the design of a diverging diamond interchange at I-83 Exit 4 in Shrewsbury, Pennyslvania, which will be the second interchange of its type in Pennsylvania. In addition to this project he has assisted in the design efforts on projects and studies for PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, New York State DOT, and the United State Department of Defense.

Laura Huizinga has worked in the road building and safety industry for 20 years. She currently represents Lindsay Transportation Solutions as a regional manager covering the Eastern United States and Canada. Huizinga was employed as a General Manager of a Guardrail Installation Company and also Sales and Marketing Director for a Barricade Rental Company. She is a member of the NCUTCD Temporary Traffic Committee, president of ARTBA’s Traffic Safety Industry Division and throughout the years has participated in numerous industry committees and organizations to gain Work Zone Safety knowledge.

Ryan McNary is the Acting Manager of Traffic Systems and Performance for PennDOT’s Central Office. He manages all PennDOT’s Traffic Systems, Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS), Road Condition Reporting System, 511PA, Genetec’s Statewide Video Solution, and the Traffic Alerts Dashboard. McNary also oversees PennDOT’s Traffic Operations Performance efforts where they have successfully correlated several PennDOT datasets with crowd-sourced big data. He has been working for PennDOT for 13 years, and has a bachelor's degree in geography and planning from West Chester University.



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Friday, December 13, 2019

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Room 105

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