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Fast Summary of the Fast Act -

On Friday, December 4, President Obama signed into law the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or FAST Act. The bill provides five years of funding—starting in the current Federal fiscal year, FY2016—for Federal highways and transit programs at slightly increased funding levels and uses essentially the same funding programs as we have today (including the core funding programs for bicycling and pedestrian projects).

Toole Design Group is excited to announce that Andy Clarke is our new Director of Strategy. Andy brings three decades of experience in national and international bicycle and pedestrian policy, planning and program experience including 12 years as President of the League of American Bicyclists.

Peter Lagerwey, Regional Office Director for Toole Design Group in Seattle, has been recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his work pioneering and popularizing the road diet.

Rebecca Sanders Joins TDG -

We are excited to announce that Rebecca L. Sanders, PhD, has joined Toole Design Group to head up the firm’s growing body of research work.

Embracing Path as Place -

As an urban designer trained in both planning and landscape architecture, I have spent my career designing streets, parkways, and trails—the biggest parts of the public realm. I call these linear features “paths.” I chose this career a little selfishly. An avid runner, walker, and cyclist, I hoped to make my experiences in my own little slice of the world enjoyable and memorable.

TDG's Urban Design Group -

Toole Design Group has long been recognized as a leader in active transportation - creating vibrant and dynamic places that provide people with a range of transportation options.

We are thrilled to welcome Sean Co to Toole Design Group. As our new California Market Lead, Sean will bring his 15 years of active transportation planning experience to the company and help expand our California presence.

Darren Flusche Joins TDG -

We are very excited to welcome Darren Flusche as a Senior Planner at Toole Design Group’s Washington, DC office. Darren brings over ten years of experience in policy and transportation planning, most recently serving as the Policy Director with the League of American Bicyclists.

Tom Huber retired from Wisconsin DOT and joined Toole Design Group in 2011. It wasn’t a very quiet retirement – he quickly built a solid presence for the firm in the Midwest, leading bicycle and pedestrian planning and design projects throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Kansas, and building a strong team in our Madison office.

Toole Design Group (TDG) is working with the City of Boston and BETA Inc. on the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Packard’s Corner and the Boston University Bridge.

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