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Session No. 2A

Session Title: Highway Safety — The Final Frontier

Session Description: TBD

Moderator: Jason P. Hershock, Manager, Safety Engineering & Risk Management Unit, PennDOT, Highway Safety and Traffic Operations Division

Pub 638 Updates — First ContactTodd Trautz, P.E., P.T.O.E., Senior Associate and Traffic Division Manager, Michael Baker International

Network Screening — Into the Darkness, Jeff Roeker, PennDOT and Ben Brubaker

CMF Clearinghouse — The Search for SafetyKaren Scurry, P.E., Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration

Speaker Bios

Todd Trautz is the Traffic Division Manager of Michael Baker’s Harrisburg, PA office. He graduated from Penn State with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has 10 years of traffic engineering and operations experience. Trautz's background in safety engineering has been primarily focused on the application of safety countermeasures via PennDOT’s Local Technical Assistance Program, Safe Routes to School,  and various Highway Safety Improvement Program projects. Most recently, he and his team has supported PennDOT Central Office with their revisions to PennDOT Publication 638 and the creation of PennDOT Publication 638A.

Jeff Roecker is a Senior Traffic Control Specialist with PennDOT’s Highway Safety and Traffic Operations Division. His primary duties include Process Owner for the department’s Crash Data Analysis Retrieval Tool and Project Manager of Pennsylvania’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan. Roecker holds a bachelor’s degree in geography as well as an environmental minor from Penn State.

Karen Scurry is a program manager with the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Safety. Her primary duties involve activities to support implementation of the Highway Safety Improvement Program and promoting the use of crash modification factors in the transportation decision making process. Scurry holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey. 

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Room 108

  • Full Presentation Slides (PDF)

Pub 638 Updates — First Contact

Network Screening — Into the Darkness

CMF Clearinghouse — The Search for Safety



The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) attracts professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It is an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891