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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


TDG Opens New Office in Columbus, OH; David Shipps Hired as Director

  • Nov 16, 2017

Toole Design Group (TDG), the national leader in multimodal transportation planning and design services, is pleased to announce the establishment of a new office in Columbus, Ohio this week. “Opening an office in Ohio is a natural step for our company, following several years of work assisting the statewide Active Transportation Team,” said TDG President Jennifer Toole. “We look forward to...


An Accessible Approach to Shared Streets

  • Oct 31, 2017

  For a version of this FHWA resource that is compatible with screen readers, please click here. Yesterday, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) unveiled a groundbreaking new resource on planning and designing shared streets to accommodate people with vision disabilities. The first report of its kind, Accessible Shared Streets: Notable...


FTA and FHWA Collaborating on Better Access to Transit

  • Oct 24, 2017

On October 3, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) partnered to release three new resources that further the state of the practice for bicycle and pedestrian access to transit facilities. This inter-agency collaboration is an important step forward in encouraging multimodal transportation networks...


Denver Takes Action on Vision Zero

  • Oct 12, 2017

The City of Denver, Colorado, has joined over 30 other communities in the United States who have set out to achieve Vision Zero—the elimination of traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets—by 2030. On Friday, October 6, Denver mayor Michael B. Hancock unveiled the Denver Vision Zero Action Plan, a major step toward making that goal a reality. Traffic deaths have been rising in Denver...