Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (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, 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.
One of TPD’s most prestigious accomplishments to date is the firm’s continuous recognition as a nationally-ranked Best Place To Work. TPD has consistently ranked among the Best Civil Engineering Firms To Work For in the U.S. (#17 in 2018, Zweig Group), as well as among engineering partners and competitors as an outstanding firm by business journals, the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for the support of our troops, and by local organizations for efforts in sustainability, professional development and other achievements. This year is the firm’s fourth appearance on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5,000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.
Over the past few years, TPD President and founder, Kevin Johnson, P.E., has dedicated himself to advancing the state of the industry for transportation engineers and their partners and clients. Working to maintain the safety and capacity of local transportation infrastructure is TPD’s primary focus and every member of the organization contributes to this cause. As such, TPD takes pride in the infrastructure improvements the firm has planned, designed, and inspected throughout its history which benefit local residents and economies by creating solutions for modern transportation needs.
Through the years, TPD has prioritized work-life balance for its staff. The firm’s ever-evolving flexibility and family-friendly policies have been essential in cultivating an atmosphere in which employees can thrive professionally without sacrificing essential personal or family obligations, which, in turn, has produced retention rates in the upper 10% of all engineering firms.
The firm operates out of Pennsylvania offices in Pottstown, Philadelphia, West Chester, Bethlehem, Doylestown, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh, a New Jersey office on the Camden Waterfront, a Maryland office in Elkton, and a North Carolina office in Asheville. TPD’s team of professionals specialize in Transportation Planning & Permitting; Multimodal, Complete Streets & Trail Design; Bridge Design & Inspection; Traffic Signal & System Design; Environmental Services & Permitting; Construction Management & Inspection; Highway Design; Transportation Systems Management & Operations; and Expert Witness Support for Crash Investigations for a diverse range of clients in both the public and private sectors.