Toole Design Group Grows Its Leadership Team

  • Feb 15, 2018

In 2018, Toole Design Group celebrates 15 years of creating places where people take priority. As the company has grown from a small office in downtown Laurel, MD into a multidisciplinary team of 140 staff members in 13 offices across the US, it has expanded its leadership team to better serve our growing number of clients and communities we serve. This year, TDG is excited to announce new...

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TDG Engineers Present at Iowa Bicycle Summit

  • Feb 09, 2018

TDG senior engineers KC Atkins and Hannah Pritchard recently headed south from the Minneapolis office to the Iowa Bicycle Summit in Des Moines, IA. Hosted by the Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Bicycle Coalition, The Iowa Bicycle Summit is now in its 12th year, and provides a great learning opportunity for local engineers, planners, and advocates to learn about best practices for...

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Recap: TDG Researchers Present at TRB 2018

  • Jan 19, 2018

TDG researchers and technical staff were on hand at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington DC last week. In addition to their roles on numerous committees and subcomitties, several TDG staffers presented on topics related to multimodal planning, street design, and Vision Zero strategies. If you didn't get a chance to see them at TRB, check out their posters and papers...

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Michael Hintze, AICP Promoted to Seattle Planning Director

  • Jan 19, 2018

We are proud to announce the promotion of Michael Hintze, AICP to Seattle Planning Director. He has been with Toole Design Group since 2011, most recently as a Senior Planner | Associate in our Seattle office. In his new role, Michael will continue to lead planning projects for our clients, while supporting the growth of TDG’s planning practice on the west coast. “Michael is a talented, versatile...

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Anikwenze Ogbue, P.E. joins TDG as Engineering Manager

  • Jan 19, 2018

We are excited to welcome Anikwenze Ogbue, P.E. to our Silver Spring, MD Headquarters as Engineering Manager. He brings a decade of experience on multimodal transportation projects, from concept to final design. Anikwenze is also engaged in policy development and implementation of complete streets in Baltimore City. He currently serves as a public member of the regional bicycle and pedestrian...

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Patrick Sweeney, AICP, PLA, ASLA joins TDG's Portland Office

  • Jan 19, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Patrick Sweeney, AICP, PLA, ASLA has joined our Portland office as a Senior Planner/Urban Designer. Patrick comes to TDG from the City of Vancouver, WA, where he worked with his new colleagues in the Portland office to develop the Vancouver Complete Streets Policy and Complete Streets Project Checklist. “We’re excited to have Patrick join our growing team in...

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Amazon Chooses a Little Congestion – and Real Transportation Options

  • Jan 18, 2018

By Andy Clarke, Director of Strategy There are twenty cities around the United States that must be pretty excited today at making it onto Amazon’s short list for HQ2. Ironically, most of those cities are also awaiting their annual inclusion at the top of the naughty list for congestion – which might seem like a contradiction, especially thinking about a business that is built on the reliability...

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City of Austin Selects TDG to Support Local Mobility Bond Goals

  • Jan 16, 2018

Photo Credit: Wendy Phelps Toole Design Group (TDG) is proud to have been selected by the City of Austin to provide full-time, on-site staff to support the Austin Transportation Department (ATD). TDG staff will work on-site with ATD’s Active Transportation and Street Design team, and provide additional capacity to support the City’s goal of doubling the rate of project design and implementation...

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TDG at TRB 2018

  • Jan 06, 2018

TDG staffers will be presenting, presiding, and participating in many ways at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Beginning tomorrow, January 7th, 2018, we'll have a number of our experts, researchers, and professionals at sessions throughout the Meeting. Are you attending? Here's where you can hear from our team...

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New Information on FHWA IA-21: Interim Approval for RRFBs

  • Jan 03, 2018

Please note: As of March, 20, 2018, the FHWA has issued Interim Approval (IA-21) for the use of RRFBs in the public domain: MUTCD – Interim Approval for Optional Use of Pedestrian-Actuated Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons at Uncontrolled Marked Crosswalks. This action follows a notification that the patents on the RRFB device have been expressly abandoned by the patent holder, and...

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