Conference Video: How to Engage Citizens Through Technology

Gamifying Behavior Change: How to Engage Citizens Through Technology Presentation at 2016 Sustainable Communities Conference (Westin Ottawa) In February 2016, over 400 municipal leaders and sustainability professionals gathered at the Westin in Ottawa, ON for the annual 2016 Sustainable Communities Conference. MetroQuest Chief Engagement Officer, Dave Biggs was honored to share the stage with Andrea [...]

By |2018-09-14T16:15:51+00:00February 20th, 2016|Categories: Best practices, Conferences, Engagement, News|0 Comments

Announcing MetroQuest Insights

A New Window into Your Public Input The MetroQuest development team has been busy this summer making many improvements to our community engagement software platform. We’ve been listening to the needs of our clients and over the past few months we’ve completely revamped the way our clients get the results of their public engagement. Introducing [...]

By |2017-01-25T20:49:32+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Engagement, News, Software features|2 Comments

VIA Metropolitan Transit Uses MetroQuest for Long Range Comprehensive Transportation Plan

VIA Metropolitan Transit is using MetroQuest in support of “Vision 2040,” a planning process to update the agency’s Long Range Comprehensive Transportation Plan for the greater San Antonio region. Using MetroQuest for their engagement process will let the community have their say in the future of public transportation in their area. “Vision 2040 is a [...]

By |2017-01-25T20:49:32+00:00June 4th, 2015|Categories: News, Projects|2 Comments

APA Smart Cities and Sustainability Task Force

The Smart Cities and Sustainability Task Force continues the focus on sustainability by addressing recent advances in technology and innovation to cultivate cities which are smarter, more resilient, and sustainable. The Task Force, which is a collaborative initiative between the Sustainable Communities, Technology, and Transportation Planning Divisions of the American Planning Association (APA), seeks to [...]

By |2017-01-25T20:49:32+00:00May 29th, 2015|Categories: Engagement, News|0 Comments

FHWA/FTA Webinar on Public Involvement

Online Public Involvement Tools for Transportation Agencies: Rationale, Best Practices, and Case Studies Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. ET Registration 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 We will [...]

By |2017-01-25T20:49:32+00:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: News, Webinars|0 Comments

moveDC – APA 2015 National Planning Excellence Award

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, [...]

By |2017-01-25T20:49:32+00:00April 22nd, 2015|Categories: News, Projects|0 Comments

Boosting Staff Enthusiasm with Stories

It all came together for me at the Rail~Volution conference in Minneapolis. Is your organization like ours with a select few traveling the world collecting and sharing stories about your work while the rest of the staff remain at home relatively isolated? I travel and collect stories. I find that they recharge my batteries and reinforce [...]

By |2017-01-25T20:49:33+00:00October 15th, 2014|Categories: Best practices, News, Projects|0 Comments

Welcome Kimley-Horn Twin Cities – The Latest MetroQuest Partner

  After successfully using MetroQuest as the online engagement platform on several projects at other Kimley-Horn locations, the Twin Cities office has followed suit to become the latest member of the MetroQuest partner program. This means that the location will enjoy discounted pricing for the use of MetroQuest as well as a host of other [...]

By |2017-01-25T20:49:33+00:00June 20th, 2014|Categories: News, Partners|0 Comments

Public Engagement Pioneer Speaks in Vancouver

  It was great fun to reconnect last week with friend, mentor and collaborator Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue. For those who don’t know her, Dr. Lukensmeyer is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse and founder of America Speaks. As one of the foremost citizen engagement practitioners [...]

By |2017-01-25T20:49:33+00:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Engagement, News|0 Comments

Welcome Arellano Associates – the latest MetroQuest partner

  After successfully using MetroQuest as the online engagement platform on several projects, Arellano Associates based in Southern California has officially joined the MetroQuest partner program. This means that the firm will enjoy discounted pricing for the use of MetroQuest as well as a host of other partner benefits. The creativity, experience and professionalism of [...]

By |2017-01-25T20:49:33+00:00April 24th, 2014|Categories: News, Partners|0 Comments