Hunter Gardner

Posted by | July 28, 2020
Navigating the “new NEPA” — What MPOs & DOTs Need To Know

The National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) — a pillar of environmental law that has undergone little reform since its creation 50 years ago — saw major rollbacks this summer after...

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Posted by | June 22, 2020
5 signs that virtual public meetings are here to stay

Mixed-mode surveying — using a variety of traditional and virtual tactics — is a proven public engagement best practice. Now, in light of COVID-19, government organizations have been put in...

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Posted by | March 19, 2020
Announcing Virtual Meeting Tools: Integrated live stream, webinars, and screen sharing

In light of the coronavirus, government organizations are finding themselves in a new landscape when it comes to public engagement. Local, regional, and state governments face two major challenges: How...

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Posted by | March 12, 2020
Communication During Coronavirus: Webinars, Engagement Playbook & Turnkey Public Engagement Software

Public engagement efforts tend to follow a regular ebb and flow, but the arrival of COVID-19 is dramatically changing that. For organizations this crisis is unprecedented, and consistent communication with...

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Posted by | March 2, 2020
Unified Public Involvement: How DOTs are accelerating project development through better data management

How can we accelerate projects by making public involvement more efficient and more meaningful? A recent webinar featuring public involvement work from NCDOT and Utah DOT took a look at...

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Posted by | January 22, 2020
Transit agencies: 3 steps to gather more public feedback that can also increase ridership

“Who is our audience?” It is important for transit agencies to ensure that current riders are having a great experience, but too often our reach is constrained to just those...

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Posted by | January 6, 2020
Public engagement questions to ask consultants during a ‘shortlist’ interview

Public engagement is an important part of your consultant’s work, yet many agencies can have trouble deciding which consultant can truly accomplish their public engagement goals. The key is making...

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Posted by | October 7, 2019
TransLoc partners with PublicInput.com to increase community involvement in microtransit services

PublicInput.com’s software will help transit agencies boost ridership by capturing rider sentiment and needs while complying with federal guidelines DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - October 7, 2019 - TransLoc, a Ford...

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Posted by | September 19, 2019
Case Study: NCDOT Increases Engagement and Accelerates Project Development

NCDOT brings unified approach to public involvement to increase engagement and accelerate projects Building meaningful resident relationships Diane Wilson and her team at NCDOT recognize the impact their decisions have...

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Posted by | September 12, 2019
IAP2 Recap: Better Decisions Made Together

This past month over 250 public participation professionals came together in Charlotte at The IAP2 North America Conference to learn best practices and share their success stories. We heard many...

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