City Moves Ahead On Road Plans

Published on The Transylvania Times, January 2022

Brevard City Council has hired a local company to work with the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) to design and install a roundabout at the intersection of Ecusta Road and Old U.S. 64 near Wilson Road. During Tuesday night’s council meeting, the city entered into a professional services agreement with Traffic Planning and Design, Inc., of Brevard to plan and design use of that section of roadway beyond the state’s standard landscaping treatments for a projected flat fee of $13,500.

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TPD’s 2021 “12 Ways of Giving” Program!

As the 2021 holiday season comes to an end, so does TPD’s annual holiday giving program, which was created to benefit community members (and animals) across the eastern United States. This program also helped TPDers continue to connect with one of our collective corporate values: The commitment to bettering our surrounding communities through charitable work and giving. Our staff, their families and our generous neighbors once again came together to make our “12 Ways of Giving” program a success!

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TPD is Pleased to Welcome Teresa Buckwalter, PLA, Multimodal Transportation Planner

TPD welcomes Teresa Buckwalter, PLA to the TPD team! Teresa is based out of our Asheville, North Carolina office and possesses two decades of community design and project management experience in Western North Carolina and the upper Midwest. Her extensive experience will be integral to TPD’s multimodal planning team as she develops bicycle and pedestrian plans, multimodal and transportation plans, and implementation projects.

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Estimating Modal Trip Generation

Published in ITE Journal, October 2021
Written by Paige Glassman, EIT, Transportation Planning Specialist

Transit oriented developments (TODs), while defined differently throughout the country, are generally compact, mixed-use development near transit facilities that offer high-quality pedestrian and bicycle facilities. TODs are a relatively new concept in the United States; these developments are located in moderate to high density areas and can be new construction or redevelopment. Based on proximity to public transit, TODs often feature higher transit and non-automotive transportation. The most common land uses within TODs are residential, commercial, and office.

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