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TPD Achieves Platinum for Outstanding Level of Sustainability

September 17, 2013

Don Jacobs traffic planning and desgin excepting sustainability award

On September 9, 2013, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD) was presented with Greater Valley Forge (GVF)’s highest recognition at their annual Fall Sustainability Breakfast. This Platinum Level award recognized TPD for its continued efforts to reduce congestion and improve air quality through outstanding achievement in implementing programs that provide and promote commuting alternatives for their employees and community. Rob Henry, Executive Director of GVF commented on TPD’s commitment to sustainability, “GVF is thrilled to recognize TPD at the platinum level again this year. We applaud their leadership in the A/E/C industry for being committed to improving the environment and providing amenities to their employees, which makes it easier to commute to work and improves our air quality.” GVF is a not-for-profit transportation management association that partners with public and private entities and exists to advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the Greater Valley Forge region’s economic vitality. (Pictured above: TPD Executive Vice President, C. Donald Jacobs, P.E., accepts the Platinum award from GVF Assistant Director, Maureen Farrell and the Master of Ceremonies, David Murphy of 6ABC.)

TPD’s longstanding commitment to the environment is demonstrated through the organization’s “Green Initiatives,” TPD’s concentrated effort to incorporate environmentally-friendly green practices throughout company policies and work environments. The firm offers a “Green Allowance,” a monetary incentive provided to staff for using alternative modes of transportation in an effort to reduce vehicle emissions, greenhouse gases, traffic congestion, and promote responsible land use practices when practical. Bike racks and preferred carpool parking are also provided to encourage staff to use “green” modes of transportation for their commutes. TPD also participates in recycling programs and provides staff with remote access to the business network which reduces commute trips to the office. In addition, TPD’s 100% Flex-time Policy reduces vehicle emissions associated with waiting in congested peak-hour traffic. Through these practices, TPD continuously contributes to overall energy conservation which benefits staff members and the community as a whole and reflects TPD’s commitment to environmentally-conscious corporate citizenry.

Since 1989, TPD has continually demonstrated a commitment to providing exceptional staff benefits, including technology resources and flexible schedules to encourage a healthy work/life balance and aggressive professional development. From PA offices in Pottstown, Harrisburg, Allentown, Pittsburgh and Doylestown, and a NJ office on the Camden Waterfront, TPD’s team of professionals specializes in Highway Design, Bridge Design and Inspection, Transportation Planning, Traffic Signal System Design, Streetscape and Trail Design, Environmental Services and Permitting, Construction Management and Inspection, as well as Expert Witness Work For Accident Investigations for a diverse range of clients in both the public and private sectors.