Tolson holds an Associate Degree in civil engineering technology from Central Carolina Technical College, studied geometric design at Northwestern University, completed the management development program for engineers at the University of South Carolina, and is a graduate of the Strategic Training for Transportation Agency Representatives program at SCDOT.
“Given his extensive knowledge of South Carolina’s infrastructure and his innovative approach, Roy is the perfect person to formally establish our presence in the state,” said Mike Holder, PE, vice president and regional business line manager for transportation. “While Gannett Fleming is no stranger to South Carolina, we look forward to extending our full suite of services and providing best-in-class client relations across the state.”
The firm has already partnered with South Carolina’s infrastructure leaders on a variety of projects, including the acoustics review and traffic noise analysis for the SCDOT Carolina Crossroads I-20/26/126 Corridor Improvement Project. This is the highest interstate priority for the state as it is in the heart of South Carolina and serves as the major conduit for commerce, commuters, and visitors. GeoDecisions®, Gannett Fleming’s geospatial technology division, has also conducted geographic information systems studies of infrastructure, operations, and throughput at the Port of Charleston. These analyses support deployment and distribution at this and dozens of seaports nationwide.