Alia is the Director of Planning at Toole Design, a national consulting firm that specializes in multimodal transportation. Alia leads multimodal transportation planning projects and helps oversee the company’s talented team of planners. Alia’s experience includes working with local governments, developers, metropolitan planning organizations, transit agencies, community advocates, and other partners to conceive and implement pedestrian, bicycle and Complete Streets projects. Alia has worked on active transportation master plans, Safe Routes to School programs, transit access studies and related projects in dozens of communities around the United States. Before joining Toole Design, Alia worked for the Urban Land Institute where she ran technical assistance panels and authored reports on local land use and redevelopment issues. Alia also worked for the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, where she served as an author on numerous reports for the Federal Transit Administration, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and local government and philanthropic clients. Alia has a Master’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from the University of Virginia. She is a nationally certified Safe Routes to School course instructor and served as chair of the the National Capital Chapter Board for the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
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