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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] 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 |2018-11-23T10:42:50+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

[WEBINAR] A Winning Public Involvement Approach for LRTPs

Engaging the public to support a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is challenging for even seasons planning and public engagement teams. This unique webinar explores these challenges and presents a detailed case study and summary of best practices to help agencies achieve unprecedented community engagement results. You’ll join Trevor Layton, Christina Ignasiak, and Trevor [...]

By |2018-08-27T10:50:57+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Best practices, Engagement, Webinars|0 Comments

[WEBINAR] How to Design Public Engagement to Find Common Ground

A recipe for 5-star public engagement – how to find common desires and build a winning plan! When it comes to urban and transportation planning, motivated groups with competing demands often emerge in community outreach efforts. In this on-demand webinar, you'll learn how online community engagement can help find common ground to build a [...]

By |2018-08-28T13:25:26+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|0 Comments