Session No. 4A

Highway Safety Manual Implementation & Project Programming

The session will focus on how to utilize the recently completed HSM network screening results for state roads and discuss Tri County’s approach to conducting network screening on local roads.  Both sessions will cover how results from network screening will be used to plan and program projects from a District and Planning Partner perspective. In lieu of a third presentation, this session will include a panel discussion with the previous presenters. The moderator will ask targeted questions before opening it up to the audience.           

Moderator: Ross Buchan, Kittelson & Associates 

Statewide Safety Program Perspective

  • Jason Hershock, Manager – Safety Engineering & Risk Management Unit, PennDOT

MPO/RPO Safety Program Perspective       

  • Kyle Snyder, Planner, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
  • Pete Jenior, PE, Associate Engineer, Kittelson & Associates          


Jason Hershock is a graduate of Penn State. Over the last 21 years, he has worked for the Army, an engineering consultant, and PennDOT’s District 8-0 office and Central office. Most of his career with PennDOT has been in traffic and highway safety. Hershock currently manages the Safety Engineering and Risk Management Unit in PennDOT’s Highway Safety & Traffic Operations Division (HSTOD). He manages Pennsylvania’s HSIP, Low-Cost Safety Improvement Program, safety research including countermeasure effectiveness and development of Safety Performance Functions (SPFs), highway safety training subcommittee, and Risk Management programs. 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 current member of the AASHTO HSM2 steering committee and is a NCHRP 17-71A, Highway Safety Manual, Second Edition, panel member.

Kyle Snyder is a Transportation and Community Planner for the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC). His primary responsibilities are supporting the Harrisburg Area Transportation Study (HATS), the federally designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties. In this role, Snyder works to: maintain and implement the HATS Congestion Management Process (CMP), enhance transportation safety planning efforts, coordinate regional traffic incident management teams, and support the regional planning program. Before joining TCRPC, Snyder worked in the private sector for a large multi-national consulting firm and specialized in hazard mitigation and community resilience planning for local government. He served as a task lead for spatial risk assessments and natural hazard modeling which served as the basis for hazard mitigation plans and natural hazard risk assessments. Snyder is passionate about the application of geographic information systems (GIS) and computer programming  for making data-driven decisions to enhance the transportation planning process. He holds bachelor's degrees in geography and jurisprudence and a Master of Science in legal studies from California University of Pennsylvania.

Pete Jenior is an Associate Engineer with Kittelson & Associates, Inc. He leads road safety and traffic engineering projects throughout the mid-Atlantic and nationally for NCHRP and FHWA. Jenior served as project manager for PennDOT Central Office’s 2021 Statewide Network Screening, and led a similar effort for the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. Jenior also instructs Highway Safety Manual and Applied Roundabout Design workshops for PennDOT.








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Dec. 9, 2021

12:15 — 1:30 p.m.






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