RJ Eldridge Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

  • Mar 03, 2015

RJ Eldridge has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he will work with Jennifer Toole to strengthen Toole Design Group’s national presence and provide support to branch offices, oversee our Planning practice on a national level, and continue to work on key company projects. RJ joined Toole Design Group in 2007 as the company’s Planning Director. In the ensuing eight years, he...

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Alia Anderson Promoted to Planning Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Mar 03, 2015

Alia Anderson has been named Planning Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region. In less than two years, Alia has established herself as an indispensable leader in Toole Design Group’s Silver Spring, MD office. Alia has over a decade of experience in transportation and land use planning, and has recently been the driving force behind many of the DC office’s biggest planning projects. Alia is taking...

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Ciara Sclichting Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Mar 03, 2015

Ciara Schlichting, AICP, has been appointed to Toole Design Group’s Board of Directors. Ciara is the Director our Twin Cities office, where she leads an exceptional team of engineers, planners and landscape architects. Ciara and her staff recently outgrew their “startup” office space and are moving into a larger space in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis’ Historic Warehouse District. Ciara is...

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TDG Staff Get Electrified at the Green Commuter Bicycle Shop

  • Oct 06, 2014

Staff of Toole Design Group’s (TDG) Washington, DC office spent time last month learning about, and riding, electric-assist bicycles at The Green Commuter Bicycle Shop in Takoma Park, MD. Shop staff explained the different parts of an electric-assist bicycle and how they are operated. Co-owner Eric Reyes noted that the largest demographic buying electric assist bicycles in the shop has been...

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Institute of Transportation Engineers Best Project Award

  • Sep 02, 2014

Toole Design Group has received the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council 2014 Best Project Award for the Boston Complete Streets Design Guidelines. The Award is given to projects that apply innovative design solutions or study techniques to transportation projects emphasizing non-motorized transportation. The Boston Complete Streets Design Guidelines brings...

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Ian Lockwood Joins Toole Design Group

  • May 27, 2014

Toole Design Group (TDG) is delighted to announce that Ian Lockwood, P.E. has joined the firm as a Livable Transportation Engineer. Ian is a recognized national leader in sustainable transportation policy and urban design. As a former partner in the Orlando-based Glatting Jackson (which later became AECOM), Ian led a wide variety of transportation projects aimed at making communities more...

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Toole Design Group Attends Champions of Change Event

  • May 21, 2014

On May 13th, Melany Alliston-Brick, P.E., TDG’s Deputy Director of Engineering,, attended a Champions of Change event at the White House. Every year, The White House honors local heroes who are Champions of Change for their exemplary leadership to ensure that transportation facilities, services, and jobs help individuals and their communities connect to twenty-first century opportunities. Melany...

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Toole Design Group Wins Green Infrastructure Challenge

  • Feb 19, 2014

Keeping true to the Toole Design Group (TDG) philosophy, TDG was one of seven winning submissions for the design phase of the DC Water Green Infrastructure Challenge. Last year, DC Water launched the Green Infrastructure Challenge, engaging firms to design innovative green practices that treat stormwater. Capturing the water before it can enter the combined sewer system will aid in alleviating...

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Toole Design Group's Holiday Charity Event

  • Dec 12, 2013

Toole Design Group’s (TDG) holiday charity event was a great success this year. TDG partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Germantown, MD to donate new bikes for disadvantaged children ages 5-8 who did not previously own a bike. TDG staff members, Jennifer Toole, Ken Ray, Cassie Caleo, Andy Gudgeon, and Bob Patten delivered the new bikes to the surprised children. Of course, having a new...

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Lights, Camera, Action…Toole Design Group Produces Safe Routes to School Video

  • Nov 09, 2013

Toole Design Group recently produced the Vermont Safe Routes to School Crossing Guard Training: Best Practices for Safe Crossing for the State of Vermont’s Safe Routes to School Program. This video was filmed in Vermont using actual crossing guards. While it was created specifically for schools in Vermont, it could easily be adapted for use in other parts of the country. The video is part of a...

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