ABOUT TINDALE OLIVER

Since 1989, Tindale Oliver has provided industry-leading transportation, community planning and design, transit and public finance solutions to public sector clients throughout the United States. Our extensive experience has led to a national reputation for exceptional client service and insightful, actionable solutions. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Tindale Oliver also has offices in Bartow, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, and Baltimore.

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OUR MISSION

TINDALE OLIVER VALUE

Understanding and respecting our clients’ needs to deliver the right solutions is what drives Tindale Oliver in each engagement. The opportunity to create and deliver positive outcomes is how we define success—for both the client and the people of our company.


TINDALE OLIVER PROMISE

At the core of Tindale Oliver is the unshakable commitment to be a trusted partner and deliver an experience that exceeds our clients’ expectations every time.


TINDALE OLIVER MISSION

Tindale Oliver is the experienced and knowledgeable partner that transforms great insights into even greater outcomes.

PRINCIPALS

Tindale Oliver’s principals offer more than 200 years of combined experience in transportation, community planning and design, transit and public finance solutions. Their enthusiasm and insight make them uniquely qualified to lead Tindale Oliver’s employees and serve our public sector clients across the United States.

Steve Tindale, P.E., FAICP

Principal/President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve offers more than 44 years of experience in planning, designing, and managing major transportation studies and public facility projects. His extensive background in city government includes serving as Director of Public Works for the City of Tampa, where he was responsible for all planning/engineering projects and the overall administration of the Public Works Department. His areas of expertise include impact fees and assessments, transportation planning, safety studies, long range planning, trip characteristic studies, traffic and parking studies, community development, and comprehensive plans. His extensive municipal experience enables him to provide global guidance and quality control for Tindale Oliver’s transportation engineering and planning projects for cities, counties, and transit systems throughout Florida. He also offers expertise in public facilities planning, capital budgeting, municipal finance, transportation planning and engineering, and project implementation.

He has a master's degree in Public Administration and Management and a bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of South Florida and is a registered professional engineer in Florida. He is a member of the American Public Works Association, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Urban Traffic Engineers Council, and the American Planning Association.

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Bill Ball, AICP

Principal/Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Bill joined Tindale Oliver in 1995 as a Transportation Planner specializing in multimodal transportation planning. In 1998, he established the firm’s Transit Services team, which he led until 2009, when he was named Chief Operating Officer to oversee the firm’s daily operations, strategic planning, and business development. Under his leadership as COO, the firm has grown to 6 offices throughout the U.S., more than 80 employees, and work contracts valued at $8+ million annually. He also continues to provide leadership and guidance to the Transit Services and Multimodal Transportation Planning teams using his technical expertise in multimodal corridor and sub-area studies, short- and long-range transportation planning, congestion management, transportation cost and revenue forecasting, transit development planning, premium transit service planning, and public finance.

He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Florida Southern College and is a certified professional planner (AICP) through the American Institute of Certified Planners.

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Don Latkovic

Principal/Chief Financial Officer

Don has more than 40 years of financial experience, focusing on the financial management of both public and private multi-disciplinary planning and engineering firms and involving significant international activity. He specializes in acquisition due diligence, internal financial and project management systems, financial analysis and reporting, regulatory compliance, cash management, contract administration, and long-range planning. He also is responsible for financial services and reporting, human resources, and information technology management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Robert Morris University.

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Joel Rey, P.E., AICP

Principal/Vice President and Director of Transportation and Transit Solutions

Joel has been involved in transportation planning and research for the last 27 years, with particular emphasis on public transportation planning and analysis. He has managed and conducted a variety of projects related to transit development plans and transit visioning, comprehensive operations analysis, transit surveying and data collection, transit facilities/infrastructure planning and accessibility compliance, performance assessment, transit financial planning, transit market assessment, advanced public transportation systems, and bus rapid transit (BRT), among others. He also has experience with transportation impact fee development, corridor analysis, and parking planning and analysis. He has authored numerous technical reports, articles, and publications and has presented the results of his work at local, state, and national conferences.

He has a master’s degree (MSCE) and a bachelor’s degree (BSCE) in civil engineering from the University of South Florida and is a certified professional planner (AICP) through the American Institute of Certified Planners and a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in Florida.

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Demian Miller, AICP

Principal

Demian has 14 years of professional experience, 12 of which have been with Tindale Oliver. With his outstanding knowledge and creativity, he has consistently demonstrated the ability to develop insights and outcomes for clients throughout Florida and the U.S. This has translated to a unique ability to generate new business annually, contributing significantly to the firm’s excellent reputation. As a Principal, he will continue to work closely with all teams at Tindale Oliver in the areas of business development and creative guidance on multimodal corridor and safety-related projects.

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Nilgün Kamp, AICP

Principal/Director of Public Finance and Infrastructure Planning

With 22 years of professional experience, including 12 with Tindale Oliver, Nilgün has provided excellent leadership to Tindale Oliver’s Public Finance Team, especially in the areas of impact fees, mobility fees, assessments, and infrastructure planning. With her background in economics and extensive experience in public finance and infrastructure, she has demonstrated a unique ability to provide insightful solutions for her clients at standards of the highest quality, creativity, and value. She is responsible for managing and leading the Public Finance Team as it continues to provide successful outcomes for clients in the coming years.

Nilgün has an M.A. in Economics from the University of South Florida and a Master of International Relations and Pacific Studies degree from the University of California in San Diego.

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Robert E. Cursey, Jr., AICP

Principal/Director of Metropolitan Transportation Planning

Throughout his professional consulting career, Mr. Cursey has been responsible for managing and providing technical support for transportation planning projects, including all modes of travel. His expertise includes all aspects of public sector planning, primarily freight and goods movement, long-range transportation planning, sub-area studies, corridor studies, travel demand modeling, bicycle and pedestrian planning, transit studies, and roadway characteristics inventory.

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AWARDS

The following are selected projects for which Tindale Oliver has been honored with awards.

2021
  • 2021 APTA, AdWheel Awards, TBARTA, Envision 2030, 1st Place, Electronic Media: Best Marketing and Communications to Highlight Transit Needs/Funding (TBARTA/Tindale Oliver)
  • 2021 APTA, AdWheel Awards, TBARTA, Envision 2030, 1st Place, Comprehensive Campaign: Best Marketing and Communications to Highlight Transit Needs/Funding (TBARTA/Tindale Oliver)
  • 2021 Best Workplaces for Commuters – National Standard of Excellence, #BWC2021
  • 2021-2025 The League of American Bicyclists, Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Business
2020
  • 2020 Hillsborough City-County Planning Commission, 38th Annual Planning & Design Awards, TBARTA, Envision 2030, Award of Excellence in the Participation Category (TBARTA/WSP/Tindale Oliver)
  • 2020 Hillsborough City-County Planning Commission, 38th Annual Planning & Design Awards, TBARTA, Envision 2030, Award of Merit in the Planning Category (TBARTA/WSP/Tindale Oliver)
  • 2020 FPTA Marketing Award, Potpourri Category, 1st Place, TBARTA, Envision 2030 (TBARTA/WSP/Tindale Oliver)
  • 2020 Best Workplaces for Commuters – National Standard of Excellence, #BWC2020
2019
  • 2019 FPTA Marketing Award, Potpourri Category, 1st Place, FPTA 2018 "Transit Through the Decades" Exhibit Booth Theme & Newsletter
  • 2019 Sun Coast APA, Honorable Mention, Public Outreach and Engagement Award, Hillsborough County Schools Sales Tax Referendum (Hillsborough County Schools/Tindale Oliver)
  • 2019 Best Workplaces for Commuters – National Standard of Excellence, #BWC2019
  • 2019 Tampa Bay Business Journal's Largest Engineering Firms in Tampa Bay List
2018
  • 2018 Best Workplaces for Commuters – National Standard of Excellence, #BWC2018
  • Steve Tindale, P.E, AICP, elected to 2018 College of Fellows of AICP
2017
  • 2017 Heart of Florida Section of FAPA, Jan Johnson Public Involvement Award, Highlands Transit Plan (Heartland Regional TPO/Tindale Oliver/Quest team)
  • 2017 Coast Bike Share, Most Valuable Biker, Corporate Member
  • 2017 Best Workplaces for Commuters – National Standard of Excellence, #BWC2017
2016
  • 2016 Best Workplaces for Commuters Race to Excellence – Gold Employer
  • 2016 APA Florida, Award of Merit, Comprehensive Plan-Large Jurisdiction, Sarasota County Schools Long Range Growth Plan (Sarasota County Schools/Tindale Oliver team)
  • 2016 Prudential Productivity Awards, Productivity and Safety Initiatives included the Bike Light Safety Program, In-Pavement Highway Shield Program, and the Teen Traffic Safety Program (FDOT District 7 Traffic Operations/Tindale Oliver team)
  • 2016 Florida Planning and Zoning Association, Outstanding Infrastructure Award - Mill Lake Park Design (City of Orange City/Tindale Oliver Design team)
  • 2016 Most Innovative Program – Florida Commuter Transportation Summit (FDOT District 1 – Commuter Services/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters – National Standard of Excellence (Tindale Oliver Orlando Office) #BWC2016
2015
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters – National Standard of Excellence (Tindale Oliver Orlando Office) #BWC2015
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters Race to Excellence - Gold Employer
  • 2015 League of American Bicyclists, Bike Friendly Business Award, Silver Designation
  • 2015 Awarded Bike Friendly Tampa certification by Tampa City Council
  • 2015 Florida Planning and Zoning Association, Outstanding Planning Initiative – Mill Lake Park Design & Construction (City of Orange City/Tindale Oliver Design)
  • 2015 Hillsborough Planning & Design Awards, Chairman’s Award - Cyclovia Tampa Bay (FDOT District 7/Tampa Downtown Partnership/Partners/Tindale Oliver team)
  • 2015 Champions Cup, Bartow Committee of 100, Business to Business, Business of Year
  • 2015 Prudential Productivity Award Plaque, D7 Local Agency Traffic Safety Academy Team (FDOT District 7/Tindale Oliver team)
  • 2015 Prudential Productivity Award Plaque, Teen Traffic Safety Education Team (FDOT District 7/Tindale Oliver team)
  • 2015 APA Florida Chapter Award of Excellence in Neighborhood Planning – Parramore Comprehensive Plan Neighborhood Plan (City of Orlando/VHB/Tindale Oliver Design team)
2014
  • 2014 FACERS State and Local Collaboration Project of the Year – Fletcher Avenue Complete Streets
    (Hillsborough County Department of Public Works/FDOT District 7/Element/Tindale Oliver team)
  • 2014 Tampa Bay Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Project of the Year Award -Fletcher Avenue Complete Streets (Hillsborough County Department of Public Works/FDOT District 7/Element/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters – National Standard of Excellence (Tindale Oliver Orlando Office) #BWC2014
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters Race to Excellence - Gold Employer
  • Hillsborough County Planning Commission, 32nd Annual Planning & Design Award, Award of Outstanding Contribution to the Community (GreenARTery, Inc./Hillsborough MPO/Tindale Oliver team)
2013
  • FRA Planning Studies Award for Master Plan Update (City of Kissimmee/Downtown CRA/Tindale Oliver team)
  • WTS Central Florida Chapter Employer of the Year
  • Prudential-Davis Productivity, Certificate of Commendation
    • For implementing a “Safety Ambassador” program to assist local governments with developing and implementing highway safety projects on local roads. (FDOT District 7/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Prudential-Davis Productivity, Plaque
    • For creating a low-cost safety improvement webinar series. (FDOT District 7/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Prudential-Davis Productivity, Plaque
    • For creating safety design prompt lists. (FDOT District 7/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Prudential-Davis Productivity, Plaque
    • For creating a local agency safety funding guide for off-system roadways. (FDOT District 7/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Prudential-Davis Productivity, Plaque
    • For creating the 2012 Safety Summit. (FDOT District 7/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Prudential-Davis Productivity, Plaque
    • For installing low-cost, effective retroreflective sign-post strips. (FDOT District 7/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters – National Standard of Excellence (Tindale Oliver Orlando Office)
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters Race to Excellence - Gold Employer
2012
  • Heart of Florida Section of FAPA, Jan Johnson Public Involvement Award, My Ride Plan (Polk TPO/Polk County/Lakeland Mass Area Transit District/Tindale Oliver)
  • 1000 Friends of Florida, Better Community Award for Pasco County Mobility Fee Adoption/Implementation (Pasco County/Tindale Oliver team)
  • FHWA Transportation Planning Excellence Award for Hillsborough Countywide Bicycle Safety Action Plan (Hillsborough County MPO/Jacobs/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Certificate of Commendation - Prudential - Davis Productivity Award for Hillsborough Countywide Bicycle Safety Action Plan (Hillsborough County MPO, FDOT District 7/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Earth Charter Sustainable Business Award
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council One Bay Award - Pasco County Mobility Fee (Pasco County/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 1st Place Development/Infrastructure - Pasco County Mobility Fee (Pasco County/Tindale Oliver team)
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council 1st Place Public Education - Recipes for the Road
  • Best Workplaces for Commuters Race to Excellence – Gold and Best Of Small Employer awards
2011
  • 2011 Florida Planning and Zoning Association – Award of Merit – Transit Oriented Development Overlay District EAR Comprehensive Plan and Code – DeBary, Florida (Tindale Oliver Design Group, formerly HHI Design)
  • 2011 CUTR’s Travel Choices Innovative Program Award (FDOT D1 Commuter Services/Tindale Oliver/URS team)
  • 2011 Florida APA Suncoast Section, Distinguished Project of the Year, City of Tampa’s Walk-Bike Plan (City of Tampa/Tindale Oliver team)
  • 2011 Best Workplaces for Commuters Race to Excellence – Gold Employer
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IN THE NEWS

Tampa Bay Business Journal
August 27, 2020

Bus rapid transit service for downtown Tampa and USF area rolls into next phase

JDSUPRA
August 25, 2020

OCPS School Impact Fee Advisory Committee Makes Final Recommendations

MarcoNews.com
August 21, 2020

Marco Island Council endorses Collier's 'island trolley,' ride-share, bus routes proposals

YourObserver.com
August 6, 2020

County leaders consider bicycle, pedestrian improvements

Venice Gondolier Sun
August 1, 2020

Draft findings of a county bicycle, pedestrian plan to be aired

SRQMagazine.com
July 28, 2020

Sarasota County to Host Virtual Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Workshop

Herald-Tribune
July 27, 2020

Sarasota County wants your help in shaping the future of walking and biking

Orlando Business Journal
July 24, 2020

Residential builders face higher fees, rule change in Orange County

GrowthSpotter
April 25, 2020

Osceola School Board rejects negotiated impact fee agreement between district and developer

Naples Daily News
April 21, 2020

Traffic survey shines light on commuting habits, public transit use

The Reflector
April 13, 2020

Research to improve Exit 21 in Woodland expands

Tampa Bay Business Journal
March 27, 2020

Tampa Bay area transit agencies work to get bus rapid transit moving

WBTV.com
March 9, 2020

Carrabus County: City of Concord seeks input on second phase of development ordinance updates

Tampa Bay Times
March 6, 2020

Did Hillsborough really have to raise impact fees to build new schools? Two studies support that decision.

Tampa Bay Times
February 17, 2020

Hernando officials agree to new study of impact fees

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