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Session No. 8C

Session Title: Speed Management

Session Description: This session will cover various aspects of speed management considerations at the Federal and State level. Attendees will also how speed management can be addressed at through project development considerations.

Moderator Name: Glenn Rowe, P.E.

Federal perspective on speed management, Craig Allred, Senior Transportation Safety Specialist, FHWA

Addressing speed management at the state level, Jason Hershock, Safety Engineering & Risk Management Unit Manager, PennDOT

US Limits 2: A Tool in the Tool Box, Ryan Collins, District Highway Safety Supervisor, PennDOT

Speaker Bios

Craig Allred is currently a Senior Transportation Safety Specialist assigned to the Federal Highway Administration, (FHWA), Resource Center on the Safety and Design Technical Service Team, working with Road Safety Audits, Pedestrian Safety, Automated Enforcement, Speed Management, Intelligent Transportation, (ITS), and Mature Drivers. He previously worked in the FHWA Office of Safety and Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (JPO) as the Public Safety Coordinator. Prior to joining FHWA, he held various positions for the Utah Department of Public Safety and was detailed to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to lead a national program of increasing law enforcement use and enforcement of Occupant Protection Devices. Allred is a Master Trainer with the National Highway Institute, (NHI), evaluating and certifying potential instructors and received the “Instructor of Excellence” the past 11 years.          

Jason Hershock is a 2001 graduate of Penn State. Over the last 18 years, Hershock has worked for an engineering consultant, PennDOT’s District 8-0 office and Central office. Most of his career with PennDOT has been in traffic and highway safety. In 2015, Hershock was promoted to manage the Safety Engineering and Risk Management Unit in PennDOT’s Highway Safety & Traffic Operations Division (HSTOD). He serves as a member to national pooled fund study groups which include the Evaluation of Low Cost Safety Improvements, TPF-5(317), and the Highway Safety Manual Implementation pooled fund group, TPF-5(255). Hershock is a reviewer for the AASHTO HSM2 and has helped researchers with information for several national studies including NCHRP-17-68 (Intersection Crash Prediction Methods). In 2016, he helped to develop the 2016 Speed Management Action Plan for PennDOT. 

Ryan Collins is the PennDOT Engineering District 2-0 Highway Safety Supervisor. Collins has significant experience in the highway safety arena after serving the past 14 years in the District Traffic Unit. Collins is involved with managing the District’s yearly Low Cost Safety Improvement Program as well as coordinating the District’s Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). He is a graduate of South Hills Business School with an Associate’s Degree in Business. Collins and his wife, Jennifer, live in Clearfield, Pennsylvania with their son, Owen.



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Friday, December 7, 2018

10:30 a.m. to noon

Room 207

  • Full Presentation Slides (PDF)

Addressing speed management at the state level

US Limits 2: A Tool in the Tool Box




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