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woman on MTA NYC Transit taking public engagement survey on her cell phone

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates New York City Transit, which is the busiest and largest transit system in North America and serves a staggering 8 million trips per day. Planning and maintaining a transit system of this magnitude requires effective community engagement. That’s why MTA has turned to MetroQuest to both broaden the reach of public engagement and collect informed and constructive input to...

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people of different ages on a bus

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has reinvented how it approaches public involvement and the payoff has exceeded even their wildest expectations. Watch this webinar to hear them tell their story While transportation matters to residents of all ages, few attend public meetings. Transportation agencies across the country are plagued by declining participation across all planning projects. They’re also struggling with involving a broad demographic. Public involvement...

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group od people yelling at each other

With over 1500 registrants, it's clear that our recent record-breaking webinar - Cleaning Up Toxic Public Discourse for Meaningful Engagement - hit on an important and timely topic for planning and engagement professionals.  We were honored to host James Hoggan, bestselling author of ‘I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean It Up’ and ‘Do the Right Thing: PR Tips for...

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denver-colorado

We are thrilled to welcome the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) as the newest member of the MetroQuest community. CDOT is responsible for the transportation network in the eighth fastest growing state. With so much change occurring, CDOT takes public involvement seriously and is wasting no time in making use of MetroQuest. The team has already collected informed input from over 1,225+ people in less than...

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APA NPC19

Each year at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference, when I’m not presenting a session, I can be found in the crowd at any public engagement related session. And each year, I share my thoughts and lessons learned following the conference.  Compared with past years, on the surface, public engagement seemed less prominent at NPC19. A deeper dive reveals that the dialog about public engagement was woven into...

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Reno, Nevada

I was recently joined by the enthusiastic and bubbly Truckee Meadow Regional Planning Agency team, and I’m thrilled to share their amazing success story!! We truly had a great time putting this webinar together. Learn how TMRPA in Nevada is making its own luck by going online to engage 1000s. This on-demand webinar offers a detailed look inside the strategies that have made them so successful. The stakes are...

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