Ryan J. Hostetter, P.E.
Transportation Regional Service Group Manager
Mr. Hostetter is the Transportation Service Group Manager of the Eastern Region with Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG). He began his career more than 14 years ago as a young engineer in the transportation industry working on both public and private infrastructure improvement projects. His understanding of transportation / infrastructure design and needs has lead him to the role Regional Service Group Manger.
- BS, Civil Engineering, Penn State University
- Registered Professional Engineer
- American Society of Highway Engineers
- Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honors Fraternity
- Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Fraternity
- Perry Lodge #458 Free Masons
- Scottish Rite Free Masons
From June 2001 to May 2005, Mr. Hostetter was an Entry Level Civil Engineer with Erdman, Anthony and Associates, Inc. in Mechanicsburg, PA.
From May 2000 to August 2000, Mr. Hostetter was an Engineering Intern with McMahon Associates, Inc. in Harrisburg, PA. Tasks included review of Highway Occupancy Permits for the PennDOT, review of roadway and intersection plans, and field inspection of selected intersections and highways.
During the summers of 1998 and 1999, Mr. Hostetter was an Engineering Intern with the PennDOT in Harrisburg, PA. Duties included structural inspection of box culverts and bridges, working with engineering plans, reporting on all inspections, testing concrete to ensure standards are met, and record keeping for the project manager.
Final Design of Mon/Fayette Expressway State Route 0043 (Turnpike Project), Fayette County, PA – Role: Transportation Engineering Technician. Responsible for the design of the Signing, Pavement Marking, and Delineation Plan and Traffic Control Plan for a three-mile stretch of new construction for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The SPMD Plans include the layout and design for all pavement markings, signs, and delineators for three miles of expressway, a toll plaza area, and 100 feet of a state road reconstruction. The Traffic Control Plan included the signing for road closures and detours of State and local roads. The Detour Plan included the permanent closure of two local roads. The project required constant communication with the lead design firm.
Preliminary and Final Design of State Route 0080-A18 (Exit 24 in Bellefonte), Centre County, PA – Role: Transportation Engineering Technician. Responsible for tasks associated to preliminary engineering and final design for an interchange on Interstate 80 providing local access to PA Route 26. The design involved five bridges, 3.5 miles of interstate roadway improvements, one mile of state roadway improvements and 0.5 miles of new roadway construction.
Duties for the Roadway design:
Alignment study for Ramps, Connector Road, Interstate, and State Route including proposed alignments, profiles, cross sections, and impacts of numerous options for each roadway. The generation of proposed alignments required a constant interaction with senior design engineers and design reference manuals.
- Intersection design including tuning radii layout, Intersection Sight Distance calculations, and drainage design.
- Horizontal and vertical curve SSD and HLSD calculations.
- Superelevation transition calculations involving in-depth analysis in certain areas due to space constraints.
- Cross section generation and detailing including drainage layout, geotechnical detailing, erosion control, and earthwork computation.
- Aided in the development of geotechnical detail.
- Computed earthwork for the entire project including an in-depth earthwork balance summary along with 1000 foot grading analysis.