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About Dave Biggs

Dave is the Chief Engagement Officer of MetroQuest and an internationally-recognized author and public engagement strategist focusing on the use of software tools to enhance community participation for planning projects.

[WEBINAR] Inside CMAP’s Award-Winning Public Engagement Process

CMAP has built a national reputation as a leader in public engagement. This on-demand webinar offers a detailed look inside the strategies that have made them so successful. For the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, award-winning comprehensive plans involve public engagement at all scales, collaboration with 284 communities, and a Local Technical Assistance program [...]

By |2019-02-13T13:24:58+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Engagement, News, Webinars|0 Comments

[CONFERENCE] Public Involvement Excellence Showcased at 2019 TRB Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is always one of the best events of the year for transportation professionals. With over 12,000 attendees, a bewildering array of panel sessions, committee meetings, and social gatherings, DC is the place to be in early January. Jefferson Grimes, Director, Public Engagement, TxDOT, poster [...]

By |2019-01-23T15:16:07+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Conferences, Engagement, News|0 Comments

[WEBINAR] Transforming Public Apathy to Revitalize Engagement with Dave Meslin

There are very few rock stars in the field of public engagement ... so that makes Dave Meslin something of an anomaly. Once you hear Dave Meslin speak in this on-demand webinar you’ll understand why his TED Talk on apathy and public engagement has over 1.7 million views! Apathy is all around us. Most [...]

By |2019-02-06T13:53:03+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Engagement, News, Webinars|0 Comments

[WEBINAR] Beyond Facebook: How DOTs Go Online for Real Input

With attendance at public meeting on the decline, State Departments of Transportation are increasingly looking online to boost public participation in their planning projects. While social media seems to be the first place most agencies go for online engagement, they quickly conclude that social media isn’t enough. While Facebook is great for sharing planning [...]

By |2018-12-17T12:45:04+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Engagement, News, Webinars|0 Comments

[INSIGHTS] Are You Getting Spooked by Public Engagement?

If you feel like you’re facing increasing tensions in your public engagement processes, you’re not alone. Across the country the climate of public discourse has been shifting dramatically. It’s getting spooky out there. Planners and public engagement practitioners working for government agencies increasingly find themselves on the front lines of highly polarized debates. Are [...]

By |2018-10-29T13:14:57+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Best practices, Engagement|0 Comments

[WEBINAR] 10 Tips for Successful Online Engagement Every Time

Transportation agencies of all kinds, from DOTs to MPOs and transit agencies, face many challenges when it comes to public involvement. This new webinar recording showcases three case studies that together create a framework for successful online community engagement that can be easily followed by others. You’ll learn about a creative county, an innovative MPO, [...]

By |2018-11-23T09:28:36+00:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Engagement, News, Webinars|0 Comments

[WEBINAR] Online Public Engagement Playbook with Austin Department of Transportation

Austin, America’s #1 boomtown, is a leader in many areas and now they can add online public engagement to the list! This webinar video is your chance to learn best practices from one of the top online public engagement case studies we’ve seen in 2018. Find out how the City of Austin engaged 5,100+ [...]

By |2018-10-25T09:18:51+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Engagement, News, Webinars|0 Comments

[AWARD] MetroQuest Celebrates TRB Winner – Congratulations MnDOT!

Every year, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) searches for the best public involvement case studies for it’s popular “John and Jane Q. Public Competition.” This year, we are thrilled to share that the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has taken home the grand prize for their innovative public involvement work on their Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and the Minnesota 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan!   The agency used MetroQuest for online public engagement [...]

By |2018-08-27T10:42:38+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Awards, Best practices, Engagement|0 Comments

[WEBINAR] Optimizing Online Engagement with MetroQuest

Watch this new video to learn how online public engagement can be optimized for your transportation or urban planning projects! Online tools are a critical part of the public engagement tool box. This video will help you optimize your online engagement for the best results. MetroQuest has become the most widely used online public engagement [...]

By |2018-08-28T15:57:48+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Best practices, Engagement, Webinars|1 Comment

[WEBINAR] Public Involvement – How TxDOT Engages Beyond Meetings

Hear from TxDOT as we explore how the agency extends its public involvement mission via interactive engagement. Getting meaningful public involvement on transportation projects is challenging. The public are not planners … yet they care about local congestion, mobility, and safety. Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how the Texas Department of Transportation embraces innovation [...]

By |2018-08-28T14:22:43+00:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Best practices, Engagement, Webinars|0 Comments