Regional Safety Task Force

9:00 am - noon

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance


1. Welcome and Introductions


2. DVRPC Celebrates 50th Anniversary


3. A Look at Traffic Safety:

Federal Perspective

  • Rosemarie Anderson, Transportation Specialist, FHWA

State Perspective

  • Gavin Gray, Chief, Highway Safety Section, PennDOT
  • Sophia Azam, Section Chief, Acting Manager for the Bureau of Transportation Data and Safety, NJDOT

Local Perspective

  • Gus Scheerbaum, ARLE Grant Programs Manager and Complete Streets Safety Engineer, Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Transportation & Utilities

4. Featured Presentations – Vision Zero and Traffic Safety Culture

This agenda item will include an introduction to the topic of traffic safety culture—the social and cultural environment influencing crashes. Attendees also will hear about New York City’s Vision Zero Action Plan which is built on the idea that “no level of fatality on city streets is inevitable or acceptable”. This Vision Zero Action Plan is the City's foundation for ending traffic deaths and injuries on its streets. The presenters are:

  • Rob Viola, Senior Project Manager, New York City DOT – “New York City’s Vision Zero Action Plan”
  • Andy Kaplan, Safety Programs Manager, Transportation Safety Resource Center, Rutgers University – “Traffic Safety Culture”

5. Happy 10th Anniversary, RSTF!


6. Closing Remarks & Group Photo