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Technologies are transforming the future of transportation, but are your residents ready for innovations like self-driving vehicles? It’s time to go beyond the hype and fears by uncovering true public priorities. NCDOT and its forward-thinking team reveals what 10,000+ residents in North Carolina want for the future of their transportation system.
Jamille, Nastasha, and Colin share the input they captured online. Should tax credits or infrastructure be prioritized to support an electric vehicle boom and achieve zero emissions? Are citizens more concerned with tech failures causing accidents or ensuring equitable access to mobililty innovations? Effective public engagement was critical to getting answers.
Average Rating: 4.8/5 stars
“The presentation was really well put together. I really enjoy when a presenter is able to get to the key takeaway first then dive into the specifics of that takeaway. Well done.”
“Great suggestions for thinking outside the box when it comes to public engagement.”
“This was a very helpful and insightful presentation. It provided good evidence on the effectiveness of online community engagement.”
Jamille is the Public Involvement, Community Studies & Visualization Group Leader at NCDOT. He coordinates and supervises public outreach efforts throughout the department and prepares various visualization products developed by the Visualization Team. His job duties include overseeing review and approval of all Community Characteristics Reports, Community Impact Assessments, and Indirect and Cumulative Effects reports, which are used by Project Planning Engineers to prepare Environmental Documents and for project permitting. Jamille is also a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Public Involvement. He is currently serving on the core team for FHWA’s Every Day Counts 5 Virtual Public Involvement Initiative.
Nastasha joined NCDOT in 2012 through the Transportation Engineering Associate program, and she began her career in the Transportation Planning Division (TPD) in 2014. In TPD, she has gained experience in developing comprehensive transportation plans and travel demand models, as well as working with RPOs throughout the state. Nastasha joined the Statewide Initiatives team in 2017 and currently oversees development of the Strategic Transportation Corridors (STC) Master Plans and NC Moves 2050 (North Carolina Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan). Nastasha is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, with a bachelors in civil engineering.
Colin has over 20 years of experience in Transportation, working most of his career as an Environmental Project Manager with the North Carolina Department of Transportation. While Colin started in 1994 with the Geotechnical Unit, he currently works in NCDOT’s newly established Environmental Policy Unit where he is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal environmental laws. More recently, he was named as one of NCDOT’s technical leads to address North Carolina Governor Cooper’s Executive Order on Climate Change.
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