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TPD Welcomes Senior Project Manager, Colin Kinton, PE

February 13, 2019

Colin Kinton, Senior Project Manager Headshot

TPD is pleased to welcome Colin Kinton, PE to the TPD family as a Senior Project Manager in our Asheville, North Carolina Office. Colin is looking forward to working with our clients in the areas of traffic corridor management, signal operations & design and integration of multimodal infrastructure in North Carolina, South Carolina and beyond. Continue Reading

TPD Celebrates Milestone Anniversary: 30 Years in Business

February 11, 2019

30th anniversary logo

TPD, an award-winning transportation engineering firm serving the eastern United States, is pleased to announce its 30th anniversary in business. Founded in April of 1989 in a remodeled three-story colonial house located in Oaks, PA, TPD began with six employees, and over the last 30 years has grown into 10 strategically located offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and North Carolina. TPD’s priority on organic, sustainable company growth has enabled the firm to develop and maintain its staff of highly-qualified professionals whose contribution to infrastructure, workforce, and economic development has earned the firm merit on local, regional and national levels. Continue Reading


TPD Named a Business of the Year

December 10, 2018

Frank Falzone Headshot

Lehigh Valley Business has named TPD as a 2018 Business of the Year in their 101+ employee category. The award program, produced by Lehigh Valley Business, is presented by Highmark Blue Shield, and celebrates the greater Lehigh Valley’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the community. Continue Reading

Frank Falzone Named PSPE Young Engineer of the Year

September 4, 2018

Frank Falzone Headshot

Frank Falzone, PE, Project Manager in Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD)’s Access Design Department, was named the 2018 Young Engineer of the Year by The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE). Mr. Falzone is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He is a vibrant member of the TPD team who exudes positivity and a “can-do” attitude. He currently serves the PSPE Reading Chapter as State Director. Continue Reading

TPD Named a Fastest-Growing Company in America

August 15, 2018

Inc. 5,000 logo in trophy

Inc. magazine has named Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD) on their Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. TPD’s commitment to growth has earned them a spot for the first time since 2009 when they came in at 4,312. This year they came in at 4,998 in their fourth time on the list.

With 150 members, 10 office locations, and an ever-expanding repertoire of services, TPD has made some notable strides over the past few years. As TPD continues to leverage their resources and recruit top talent, the firm’s trajectory seems to be limitless. Continue Reading

Shawn Glick named a CFO of the Year in 2018

July 17, 2018

Shawn Glick, CFO of TPD with is CFO Award

Shawn Glick, CFO of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD), was named a CFO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal (PBJ). Each year, the PBJ selects a list of executives who exemplify professionalism, integrity, resilience, and mastery of all the financial and people skills that make a successful CFO. On July 12, 2018, the 21 honorees were recognized at the PBJ’s awards ceremony at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Center City. Continue Reading

TPD Recognized on a National Level for Outstanding Work/Life Balance and Growth

June 5, 2018

Zweig Group Best Firms to Work For logo

As part of their annual awards programs, Zweig Group’s Best Firms To Work For and Hot Firms competitions, TPD was ranked the #17 Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work For nationwide, as well as the #40 fastest-growing firm in the nation. These competitions recognize outstanding A/E/C firms for inspiring their teams to perform at the highest levels through providing distinctive and innovative work environments, as well as for showing consistent and impressive growth. In TPD’s 16th year on the Best Firms To Work For list, including in 2009 when they were ranked #1, the firm has established itself as perennial top employer. Additionally, last year the firm was ranked #68 on the list of 100 Hot Firms, jumping an impressive 28 spots to their current home at #40, which is a significant accomplishment. The Zweig Group is an organization whose mission is to help leaders and future leaders in the A/E/C and environmental consulting industries achieve success. Continue Reading

TPDers Recognized for Regional TDM Efforts

May 10, 2018

Group shot of Frank Falzone, Joseph Janos, and Christopher Lincoln

On Monday, May 7, 2018, the Greater Valley Forge (GVF) Transportation Management Association (TMA) recognized three of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD)’s employees for their outstanding work related to Transportation Demand Management (TDM) at their 28th Annual Meeting as part of their annual Top TDM Professionals Under 40 awards program. Frank Falzone, P.E., Joseph Janos, P.E. and Christopher Lincoln, P.E. were recognized, among 22 of their peers, as ambitious leaders in the region who have made a positive impact in the transportation industry. Continue Reading

TPD Welcomes Multimodal and Vision Zero Specialist, Rachael Bronson

May 7, 2018

Headshot of Rachael Bronson

TPD is pleased to welcome Rachael Bronson to our firm as Transportation Planning Specialist. Rachael joined TPD’s Traffic Engineering Services Department in the firm’s newest office location in Asheville, North Carolina.

Rachael has 11 years of experience in public and non-profit sector work in multimodal transportation policy, planning, programs, design and construction. She most recently served as a Senior City Planner in the Department of Public Works for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. Continue Reading


TPD is a Top 10 Best Place to Work in PA

December 6, 2017

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On November 30, 2017, TPD was named the #4 Best Place to Work in PA (medium-sized employer category) in our 12th year on the list at an annual event hosted by Team Pennsylvania, the Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Central Penn Business Journal. The firm jumped EIGHTEEN spots this year, compared to their 2016 ranking at #22. The firm credits this impressive progress to the consistent improvement of their work environment, practices, and benefits taken directly from employee feedback. Continue Reading

TPD's Southern Expansion

November 29, 2017

We're growing and then a list of TPD office locations

TPD recently welcomed back a familiar face, Christy Staudt, PE, to serve as TPD’s Regional Lead for North Carolina to oversee the opening of TPD’s Asheville, NC office - our first office located in southeastern U.S. Continue Reading

TPD's Bucks County, PA Office has Relocated

September 6, 2017

TPD's Bucks County, PA Office Map Location

TPD is pleased to announce the relocation of our Bucks County Office to a larger space to accommodate our growing firm. Our new location is at 2003 Lower State Road, Suite 122 Doylestown, PA 18901. Continue Reading

TPD Officially Joins the Elkton, Maryland Community!

July 14, 2017

Elkton, Maryland Office Location Map Image

TPD is pleased to announce our southern expansion with the opening of our first Maryland office, located in downtown Elkton, MD. The office is situated along the I-95 and US 40 corridors, enabling us to provide our public and private clients and teaming partners with enhanced levels of service and collaboration in Maryland, as well as extending further south. This is TPD's ninth office location in the Mid-Atlantic region, with other locations in Pennsylvania (Pottstown - HQ, Philadelphia, West Chester, Doylestown, Allentown, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh) and New Jersey (Camden). The addition of this office location is a direct outcome of TPD’s intense growth over the past 5 years in terms of revenue and staffing increases. This year alone, the Zweig Group, a national A/E/C-oriented organization, ranked TPD a Hot 100 Firm nationwide based on growth, as well as the #28 Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work For in the Nation. Additionally, Engineering News Record named TPD a Mid-Atlantic Top Design Firm for four consecutive years. Continue Reading

TPD Ranked for 15th Year on Zweig’s Best CE Firms to Work For List

May 19, 2017

2017 Best Frims to Work for award logo

Zweig Group’s annual Best Firms To Work For competition has ranked Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD) the #28 Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work For nationwide. This prestigious competition recognizes outstanding architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms for inspiring their teams to perform at the highest levels through providing distinctive and innovative work environments. In TPD’s 15th year on the list, we have established ourselves as perennial top employer. The Zweig Group is an organization that serves as a true partner to the A/E/C community, providing continual resources and tools to help firms to succeed. The complete list of winners is available here. Continue Reading

TPDer Recognized for Regional TDM Efforts

May 17, 2017

TPD's Bryan Proska accepting the Greater Valley Forge (GVF) Transportation Management's (TMA) Top TBM Professionals Under 40 Award

On Monday, May 8, 2017, the Greater Valley Forge (GVF) Transportation Management Association (TMA) recognized TPDer, Bryan Proska, P.E., for his outstanding work related to Transportation Demand Management (TDM) at their Annual Meeting as part of their annual Top TDM Professionals Under 40 awards program. Bryan was recognized amongst a select group of 20 ambitious leaders in the region who have made a positive impact in the transportation industry. Continue Reading

TPD Hires former PennDOT Transportation Expert, David J. Azzato, P.E.

April 25, 2017

Dave Azzato, P.E. TPD's Senior Transportation Leader

Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. is pleased to welcome David J. Azzato, P.E. to our firm as Senior Transportation Leader, operating out of our Harrisburg, PA office location.

Dave joins TPD after a 36-year career at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), principally in PennDOT’s Central Office. After serving in various roles in the Highway Delivery Division, Contract Management Division, Design Services Division, and the Bureau of Construction and Materials, Dave was promoted to Chief of the Highway Design and Technology Section within PennDOT’s Bureau of Project Delivery. Dave has experience managing policies and procedures related to highway design and technology, providing quality reviews, and overseeing project schedules. Continue Reading

TPD Welcomes Alex Meitzler, Regional Planning Expert

March 29, 2017

Alex Meitzler, P.E., PTOE A Senior Project Manager at TPD

On March 27th we welcomed a new face to the TPD family: Alex Meitzler, P.E., PTOE. Alex joins TPD as a senior project manager in our Transportation Planning Department. Alex will serve as the office manager for a new TPD office to be located in Maryland. Utilizing his broad technical, managerial, and public speaking experience, Alex will help to expand TPD’s services in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and beyond.

Alex brings 26 years of industry experience to his new position with TPD. His expertise covers all facets of traffic and operations, including strategic planning, traffic impact studies, traffic engineering analyses, traffic signal designs, and preliminary/final design. Throughout his career, Alex has provided services for a wide range of clients, including public agencies (e.g., MdSHA, DelDOT, VDOT, PennDOT, FHWA), municipalities and counties (e.g., City of Wilmington, City of Newark, DE), and private developers. Alex’s recent experience includes traffic task management for a $70 million design/build project improving Route 1 near Fort Belvoir, VA, and for a Diverging Diamond Interchange project in Blacksburg, VA. Continue Reading

TPDer Named TMACC’s Chair of the Board

February 6, 2017

TPD's Executive Vice President, Donald Jacobs, P.E., PTOE

TPD’s Executive Vice President, Donald Jacobs, P.E., PTOE, has been named the Chair of the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC)’s Board of Directors. He previously served on TMACC’s Board and as Treasurer for over eight years. The Board also elected their Executive Committee, which includes Greg Davis, Partner at Saul Ewing (Vice Chair), Matthew Baumann, Assistant Township Manager at Tredyffrin Township (Secretary), and Anthony Nichols, Senior Vice President at Workspace Property Trust (Treasurer).

Don’s areas of expertise are traffic and transportation planning, as well as highway design. Since joining TPD in 1995, Don has managed dozens of transportation-related projects, most of which he has carried from the planning stage through preliminary and final design, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocations, and construction.

TMACC is a non-profit located in Malvern, committing their efforts to advocating for the improvement of air quality and congestion through transportation management demand strategies and congestion mitigation strategies. Their Board is made up of over 20 professionals from the public and private sector. Their full release is found here:

TPDer Recognized as ENR MidAtlantic Top Young Professional

January 11, 2017

TPD's Joseph Platt, Jr., P.E., Senior Project Manager and Leader of TPD's Traffic Engineering Group

It is with great honor and pride that we announce Joseph Platt, Jr., P.E., Senior Project Manager and Leader of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD)’s Traffic Engineering Group, has been named one of Engineering News Record (ENR)’s MidAtlantic Top Young Professionals in 2017. Formerly known as Top 20 Under 40, the awards program honors individuals who have built extraordinary industry portfolios early in their careers. This year’s list is comprised of 22 professionals from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. Continue Reading

TPD’s “12 Days of Giving” Program is Successfully Complete!

January 4, 2017

TPD's 12 Days of Giving Program 2016: Help residents decorate stockings at Bon Homie

As the 2016 holiday season has come to an end, so has Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD)’s unique holiday giving program which was created to benefit students, residents (and animals) across the Mid-Atlantic region. This program also helped members of the firm continue to fulfill one of their collective corporate values: The commitment to bettering their surrounding communities through charitable work and giving. Continue Reading