[CONFERENCE] Ask MetroQuest About MPO Public Involvement Trends at AMPO

San Antonio, Texas

Are you attending the 2018 AMPO Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas next week? If yes, please visit the MetroQuest team! As Silver Sponsors this year, we’ve got lots in store … including the latest trends in public involvement.

While Metropolitan Planning Organizations are mandated to involve the public in transportation planning, their outreach efforts are far outpacing basic regulatory requirements. To better understand the latest trends, we launched our own “2018 MPO Public Involvement Matters” survey in August. While the online survey responses are still coming in, I’m thrilled to share some preliminary results.

Over 140 MPOs have already shared their top priorities when it comes to engaging the public!

What are some of their top goals? Increasing participation, improving decision making, broadening demographic reach, building public support, and collecting informed input.

MPO survey results

Coming to AMPO? Meet the team at booth #5 for your chance to take the 2018 MPO Public Involvement Matters survey and win one of three fitbits.

At the conference, ask our own Derek Warburton to show you the very latest trends and MPO practices. He’ll be happy to share the real-time survey results in MetroQuest Studio. Find out the top challenges and most popular public engagement methods used today.

Join Dave Biggs for the panel session “Public Involvement (Part 2)” next Thursday!

Don’t miss MetroQuest Chief Engagement Officer Dave Biggs on September 27th at 3:30 pm (in the Zapata room). He’ll be joined by Beth Beltran from Martin MPO, Maggie Doll from Burns and McDonnell, and Abigail Zenner from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. Together, they will share best practices for unpacking technical jargon and communicating to your audience in a clear way. If you participate in this session, you’ll get the chance to help build the definitive MPO checklist to effective public involvement for planning.

We hope to see you next week at the 2018 AMPO Annual Conference!

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