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Top 50 Vendors for Local Governments

For local government agencies it can be a daunting task to keep track of the myriad of firms specializing in products and services to fulfill their needs. Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) understand this challenge well. That’s why they conducted an extensive voting process to compile a ranking of the Top 50 Local Government [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:27+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Best practices, News|0 Comments

NCDOT Launches Unique Online Portal for STIP

You can help make this the most extensive outreach in the state's history. Please participate and share with your networks and contacts throughout the state before it closes at 5 pm on July 22nd.  Check out NCDOT Portal This unique portal complements the more traditional public meetings in an [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:28+00:00 July 8th, 2016|News, Partners, Software features|1 Comment

The Fiasco Files: Community Engagement Disasters and How to Avoid Them

When you look around at case studies of community engagement, it seems like everyone’s hitting it out of the park every time. Let’s great real! Anyone who has experience in community engagement has at least one disaster to share. It’s about time we had a safe forum to share our mistakes and learn from [...]

By | 2017-06-19T22:28:30+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Best practices, News|0 Comments

Conference Video: How to Engage Citizens Through Technology

Gamifying Behavior Change: How to Engage Citizens Through Technology Presentation at 2016 Sustainable Communities Conference (Westin Ottawa) In February 2016, over 400 municipal leaders and sustainability professionals gathered at the Westin in Ottawa, ON for the annual 2016 Sustainable Communities Conference. MetroQuest Chief Engagement Officer, Dave Biggs was honored to share the stage with [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:31+00:00 February 20th, 2016|Best practices, Conferences, Engagement, News|0 Comments

Announcing MetroQuest Insights

A New Window into Your Public Input The MetroQuest development team has been busy this summer making many improvements to our community engagement software platform. We’ve been listening to the needs of our clients and over the past few months we’ve completely revamped the way our clients get the results of their public engagement. Introducing [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:32+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Engagement, News, Software features|2 Comments

VIA Metropolitan Transit Uses MetroQuest for Long Range Comprehensive Transportation Plan

VIA Metropolitan Transit is using MetroQuest in support of “Vision 2040,” a planning process to update the agency’s Long Range Comprehensive Transportation Plan for the greater San Antonio region. Using MetroQuest for their engagement process will let the community have their say in the future of public transportation in their area. “Vision 2040 is a [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:32+00:00 June 4th, 2015|News, Projects|2 Comments

APA Smart Cities and Sustainability Task Force

The Smart Cities and Sustainability Task Force continues the focus on sustainability by addressing recent advances in technology and innovation to cultivate cities which are smarter, more resilient, and sustainable. The Task Force, which is a collaborative initiative between the Sustainable Communities, Technology, and Transportation Planning Divisions of the American Planning Association (APA), seeks to [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:32+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Engagement, News|0 Comments

FHWA/FTA Webinar on Public Involvement

Online Public Involvement Tools for Transportation Agencies: Rationale, Best Practices, and Case Studies Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. ET Registration link: Registration now closed Registration for the FHWA/FTA webinar on public involvement this week is now full - if you are interested in future webinars, please email media@metroquest.com. We will [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:32+00:00 April 28th, 2015|News, Webinars|0 Comments

moveDC – APA 2015 National Planning Excellence Award

Award-Winning Project Uses MetroQuest to Engage Their Community By 2040, the District of Columbia is projected to have more than 900,000 residents and 1 million jobs. moveDC, the District's Multimodal Long-Range Transportation Plan, is a blueprint for how the district can support tremendous growth through investments in all modes of transportation including transit, biking, walking, [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:32+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|News, Projects|0 Comments

Boosting Staff Enthusiasm with Stories

It all came together for me at the Rail~Volution conference in Minneapolis. Is your organization like ours with a select few traveling the world collecting and sharing stories about your work while the rest of the staff remain at home relatively isolated? I travel and collect stories. I find that they recharge my batteries and reinforce [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:33+00:00 October 15th, 2014|Best practices, News, Projects|0 Comments