Author: Dave Biggs

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Online Public Involvement Tools for Transportation Agencies: Rationale, Best Practices, and Case Studies Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015Time: 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. ETRegistration 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 update this post with a recorded version of this webinar after May 7th. The Federal Highway...

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Washington, DC

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, and driving. The American Planning Association bestowed the honor of the 2015...

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Group of people taking their online public involvement survey

The next generation of community engagement: blending high-tech and high-touch public involvement We need to rethink our entire approach to public engagement. The 1st generation of public engagement, version 1.0, was dominated by traditional public meetings. Rent the hall, buy the muffins and see who shows up. The issue with these is that you just end up getting the same ten people showing up to your events....

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woman at table discussing public engagement with her team members

The five benefits of engaging a larger, broader audience Online public engagement tools are giving project leaders even more ways to reach out and gather public input. With so much change happening it’s useful to take stock and ask ourselves why we do this. What’s the payoff of better community engagement? What does ‘better’ engagement even mean? Let’s start there. When we say it we mean getting...

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Old Man with Tablet taking online public involvement survey

How Online Outreach to Seniors Has Changed The online landscape has changed so significantly in the last 5 years that we have had to drastically readjust how we engage seniors through the internet. Historically this 65+ demographic has been the hardest to engage, but recently they are becoming one of the most accessible groups online. Where were seniors engaging before the internet? Traditionally, a high percentage of workshop...

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