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.

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 | 2018-06-27T10:23:32+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Best practices, Engagement|0 Comments

[Webinar] Optimizing Online Engagement with MetroQuest

After a series of highly successful educational webinars on best practices for online community engagement many attendees have requested a closer look at the MetroQuest software. By popular demand, we’re happy to offer this 30 minute on-demand webinar recording that explores:The challenges with traditional public engagement,The top public engagement outcomes that MetroQuest is optimized to [...]

By | 2018-06-08T10:57:19+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Best practices, Engagement|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 | 2018-03-23T14:31:42+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Best practices, Engagement|0 Comments

Webinar Q&A: Facing Contention ~ How to Detox Public Engagement

Belmont Engagement They said they had 3,500+ touch points and 30,500+ data points. How did they count these and did it include the website unique views? The touch points included participation in public meetings, committee meetings (which were open to the public), the MetroQuest survey, and the website unique views. [...]

By | 2018-02-07T13:32:25+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Webinars|0 Comments

[Webinar] Facing Contention ~ How to Detox Public Engagement

If you looking are you looking for effective ways to collect meaningful and constructive public input for controversial projects this webinar is for you. Tuesday, January 30th 11 am Pacific | 12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern Register Now Details Jeanette Janiczek from the City of Charlottesville with Jonathan Whitehurst [...]

By | 2018-01-24T17:31:55+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Best practices, Engagement|0 Comments

[Webinar] Mastering Online Public Engagement for LRTPs

If you looking for cost-effective ways to engage the public for Long Range Transportation Planning (LRTP) projects this webinar is for you. Mastering Online Public Engagement for LRTPs Thursday, December 7 11 am Pacific | 12 pm Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern Register Now Details Join Bob Brendal from [...]

By | 2018-01-24T17:59:12+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Best practices, Engagement|0 Comments

Webinar: How to Optimize Online Engagement for Government Agencies

Watch Webinar Recording About the Webinar Government agencies frequently ask how they can get the best results from online community engagement. This webinar presents a visual tour of the strategies that agencies of all sizes can use to achieve unprecedented levels of participation, informed public input and actionable results. Whether you are interested in [...]

By | 2017-09-27T17:45:11+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Webinars|0 Comments

The Rowdy and Exciting Rail~Volution PK Slam Event

Watch Dave's PK Slam The highlight of the Rail~Volution conference every year is the rowdy and exciting PK Slam event and this year was no exception. A standing room only audience packed the History Colorado Center on the evening of September 19th for a series of carefully selected rapid fire presentations. The presentations must [...]

By | 2017-10-30T16:29:42+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Conferences|0 Comments

Thank You Gifts for Rail~Volution Attendees

Many thanks for all you do to improve our transportation systems After 20+ years of urban and transportation planning and, in particular, community engagement, I know how challenging and worthwhile it is to work in this field. After examining over 250 case studies we're pleased to share some important lessons learned about the ingredients [...]

By | 2017-09-19T14:43:43+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments