Getting the Public Involved in Long-Term Transportation Planning: 11th Annual Competition Identifies Best Practices

This brief article discusses the winners of the 11th annual Communicating Concepts to John and Jane Q. Public competition illustrating how to demonstrate the value of long-term transportation planning. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (DOT) received top honors for its entry, Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan–State Highway Investment Plan Joint Update. The project team collected and leveraged robust public engagement data to implement and evaluate innovative tools and launch new partnerships to reach underserved communities. This 8-month engagement effort included: stakeholder forums, roving tablet computer surveys, a coloring-book van, ad campaigns, and more. Additional winners included the City of Boulder, Colorado for Engaging the Future Generation of Transit Riders; the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and Rutgers University for Innovative Public Outreach for the NJTPA's Plan 2045: Connecting North Jersey; California High-Speed Rail Authority's California High-Speed Rail: Connecting the Next Generation through #iWillRide Campaign; and Pennsylvania DOT's Twelve-Year Program Update Public Outreach Campaign.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p 54
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 317
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01682770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2018 4:18PM