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Dave Biggs was the keynote speaker at the recent Utah League of Cities and Towns – 2019 Annual Convention in Salt Lake City. In Dave’s presentation, he shared tips and tricks on how to re-boot your community engagement strategies to build stronger public support. The session was recorded and is being processed. In the meantime, feel free to check out Dave’s  presentation slides. ...

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Norma Hogan, MetroQuest

We get excited about all types of urban and transportation planning topics here at MetroQuest. Sustainability is definitely something we're all passionate about, but perhaps one of us tops the list. I'd like to introduce you to Norma Hogan whose pursuit of sustainability is inspiring others at work, home and in our community. Let’s get to know Norma a little better… What drew you to MetroQuest...

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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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plug in-drive change

With climate change becoming an increasingly important issue, we've seen several transportation planners use the dynamic features of MetroQuest to take action! We would like to acknowledge the San Diego Regional Planning Agency (SANDAG), Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC), and the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI) for their sustainability planning initiatives and contributions to making the world a...

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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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