In addition to TPD being recognized for its workplace practices, TPD’s quality engineering services have also been recognized by the following industry organizations:


2023 Designing for Good Award, Graphic Design USA (GDUSA)’s American Graphic Design Annual Awards

Close the GAP – 2022 Greenway, ADA Transition, and Pedestrian Plan, City of Asheville, NC

Hayesville Moves – 2023 Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan, Town of Hayesville, NC

Active Weaverville – 2023 Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan, Town of Weaverville, NC

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Close the GAP: TPD led this update for the City of Asheville’s Greenway (G), Accessibility (A), and Pedestrian (P) Plans. The combined Plan, “Close the GAP”, updated and expanded the network of accessible sidewalks and greenways for the Asheville community.

Hayesville Moves & Active Weaverville: Since 2018, TPD has been working with NCDOT to develop 13 multimodal plans or feasibility studies for several North Carolina communities. The projects involve developing pedestrian and bicycle transportation recommendations that are unique to each area and guided by members of the community, data, and existing conditions. These are two examples of that type of project.

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2023 Montgomery Awards Excellence in Planning and Design

Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County, PA

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SORA West, an ambitious mixed-use development, receives a 2023 Montgomery Award for context-sensitive site design, adaptive reuse, and community impact. Anchored by a state-of-the-art LEED Silver certified global headquarters office building, the project, which created a new hotel, public square with community gathering space, and streetscape improvements and restored and creatively reused a historic firehouse, will serve as a borough destination for years to come. TPD was responsible for the TIS, the shared parking study, the TDM Plan, and the HOP for improvements to adjacent intersections and to improve the pedestrian connections to Conshohocken Train Station. The shared parking study included parking counts at adjacent office buildings to determine local parking rates to incorporate the TOD nature of the site. The TDM Plan included but is not limited to, incentives to use transit or alternative modes of transportation, car-share services, on-site bicycle storage, and a provision to prepare post occupancy studies to ensure the trip and parking reduction goals are met.

2023 Best Engagement Award and Best Overall Plan Award, APA-NC Marvin Collins Planning Awards

Buncombe County Comprehensive Plan
Buncombe County, NC

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Positioned for significant growth in the coming years, Buncombe County developed Buncombe 2043: Our Voices. Our Vision. as its plan to guide growth and development for the next 20 years.  As a subconsultant to Clarion Associates, TPD’s project roles included co-project lead, transportation lead, public engagement co-lead, and local advisor. Working with Clarion, TPD and the planning team actively engaged citizens, staff, and the community to identify a vision for the County’s future; developed a Growth and Conservation future land use pattern, and developed the policies needed to achieve the County’s vision for the future.

2023 TDM Award Winner, Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC)

Route 100 Multimodal Trail
West Whiteland Township, Chester County, PA

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The Route 100 Multimodal Trail connects the Exton Train Station to the Chester Valley Trail and allows for safe passageway for both pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

The project primarily consisted of the construction of a 2,500’ multi-use path along the west side of Pottstown Pike (Route 100) from the Exton Train Station to the Chester Valley Trail (Commerce Drive) along with the necessary modification and/or installation of pedestrian components to existing traffic signals.

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2023 Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award Program, Roadway Category

Route 422 Sanatoga Interchange Improvements
Limerick Township, Montgomery County, PA

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This interchange is an integral part of Montgomery County’s roadway network and supports a variety of adjacent land uses, including residential, commercial, and open space. As a result of more than a decade of preparing planning studies and conceptual plans, it was determined that the interchange was operating at maximum traffic capacity during peak hours, therefore not functioning efficiently. Additionally, an uncontrolled left turn from Evergreen Road to Route 422 was occurring at a location of two converging and conflicting merge points, creating a safety hazard for turning vehicles and posing significant challenges for drivers, including longer delays, aggressive driving, and accidents. Through the design process, a full safety analysis of the interchange concluded that a new on-ramp would provide an overall improvement in safety. Through a Highway Safety Manual predictive analysis, overall crashes were predicted to be reduced by 1.95 per year due to this improvement.

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2022 NSPE-NJ Mercer Chapter Engineering Project of the Year

Rosedale Road Intersection Study and Mini-Roundabout Design at General Johnson Road
Municipality of Princeton, County of Mercer, NJ

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TPD evaluated traffic conditions at the entrance to a school and a park and developed recommended traffic mitigation measures including a mini roundabout. TPD provided development of construction plans for a mini-roundabout at the Rosedale Road/General Johnson Road intersection. Project included the preparation of construction plans, grade plans, lighting plans, and detour routes using NJDOT highways.

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2021-2022 Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) Susquehanna Chapter / Outstanding New or Reconstructed Short Span(s) Bridge Award

SR 0392, Section 006 over Fishing Creek Bridge Replacement
Newberry Township, York County, PA

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As part of a PennDOT District 8-0’s Supergroup C Bridge Replacements, TPD was responsible for the design of four bridge replacements in York County, PA. Two of the replacements, SR 0392‑006 over Fishing Creek and SR 0392‑007 over an unnamed tributary to Fishing Creek, were in close proximity and replaced under one construction contract.

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2021 ARRA / Roads&Bridges Recycling Award

DRPA Pavement Recycling, Betsy Ross Bridge (Route 90) Pavement Rehabilitation Project
Pennsuaken, NJ

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TPD worked with the DRPA to deliver an award-winning, environmentally-friendly pavement recycling project. The overall project included work on all ramps within the DRPA’s jurisdiction, mainline Route 90 and all parking lots and service roads of the Administration and Maintenance Building Complex. This work was completed using a combination of pavement recycling and modified conventional construction techniques which incorporated stockpiled, excess recycled material. The significant aspects of the project were the rapid return to traffic on the recycled pavement permitted by foamed asphalt and the stockpiling and subsequent reuse of the excess recycled material which is not feasible with other recycling processes.

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2020 PennDOT Golden Boot Award

SR 0073 / 0662 Corridor Safety & SR 0183 / 4016 (Schaeffers) Projects
Berks County, PA

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Part 1 of this agreement involves the construction of two roundabouts in the Town of Oley. The first is located at SR 0073 (Blandon Road) and T-571 (Oley Road) intersection and the second is located at the other side of the Town at the SR 0073 (Memorial Highway/Philadelphia Pike), SR 0662 (Memorial Highway) and T-715 (Lynx Drive) intersection. The second part of the agreement included roadway widening, realignment, and signalization at the intersection of SR 0183 (Bernville Road) and SR 4016 (New Schaefferstown Road).

Project Description: SR 0073 / 0662 Corridor Safety & SR 0183 / 4016 (Schaeffers) Projects

2020 Montgomery Awards Excellence in Planning and Design

Higher Rock Roadway Improvements
Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, PA

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The Higher Rock Transportation Improvements project was named a 2020 Montgomery Award recipient for the related collaboration, innovative and effective transportation solutions, and community economic development efforts put forth to improve the region. This project involved the extension of Witchwood Drive from Stump Road to a new intersection with Bethlehem Pike - Route 309, as well as the development of several commercial properties that have brought an economic boost to the Township. A result of years of successful planning and collaboration, this project has transformed a challenging site into an important community destination that can be reached safely by motorists and pedestrians. TPD provided municipal and design support services throughout the project.

2020 APC’s TQI Community Connection & Enhancement
2019 ABC Abba G. Lichtenstein Medal for Outstanding Achivement in Bridge Engineering
2018 I ASHE Delaware Valley Project of the Year (under $10 million category)

Frankford Avenue (SR 0013) Bridge Rehabilitation
Philadelphia, PA

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TPD provided construction inspection services during the complex rehabilitation of the historic Frankford Avenue Bridge. Constructed in 1697, it is one of the oldest bridges in the United States. It is a closed spandrel, stone masonry arch bridge, which crosses the Pennypack Creek in the Holmesburg section of North East Philadelphia, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Continued deterioration and collision damage necessitated that a rehabilitation program be developed to preserve the bridge.

2021 ACEC/PA Diamond Award, “Small Projects” category
2019 ASHE Delaware Valley Section Project of the Year (Under $10 Million category)

Lansdale Liberty Bell Trail
Borough of Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA

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This locally-sponsored, federally-funded project involved the construction of an approximately one-third (1/3) mile long section of the southeastern Pennsylvania Liberty Bell Trail. This project consisted of the construction inspection services for the multi-use trail and ADA ramps. This multi-use trail connected the Madison Lot Development with Andale Green residential development making connections through Lansdale Borough to complete a section of the Liberty Bell Trail.

Project Description: Lansdale Liberty Bell Trail Project

Montgomery Awards - 2019 Excellence in Planning and Design

Walk & Bike Pottstown
Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County, PA

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Walk & Bike Pottstown, an outstanding multimodal transportation planning and improvement project, received a 2019 Montgomery Award for collaborative vision, transportation design, and community enrichment. This alternative transportation enhancement project has created a safe environment for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists and has provided tangible benefits for the health and wellness of the residents of Pottstown and nearby communities.

Project Description: Walk & Bike Pottstown Project