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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 22 January 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 individuals. This prevents us from achieving the combined goals of gathering feedback while also increasing ridership. By expanding our reach to the broader community, we...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 06 January 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 sure you have the greatest understanding of their approach to the process. To help make this a little easier on your selection teams, we’ve gathered...

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Posted by Jay Dawkins | 03 January 2020
3 Public Involvement Trends To Look Out for in 2020

What's in store for 2020? The way government organizations are approaching public involvement is changing rapidly. The FHWA's Every Day Counts initiative has highlighted the growing role of technology and the proliferation of new engagement formats for the transportation space. Meanwhile, Smart Cities are no longer thinking in terms of 'online' or 'in-person' engagement, but...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 07 October 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 Mobility subsidiary and the largest provider of U.S. microtransit solutions, has partnered with PublicInput.com to increase community input on implemented microtransit services. The partnership will...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 19 September 2019
NCDOT Combines Strategy With Software To Build Public Trust Throughout Public Involvement Process

NCDOT brings unified approach to Public Involvement to build trust and increase project velocity Building meaningful resident relationships Diane Wilson and her team at NCDOT recognize the impact their decisions have on the day-to-day quality of life of North Carolina’s residents. With only a couple staff members dedicated to public involvement, success depends on integrating...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 12 September 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 of those success stories specifically at the Better Together Lemonade Stand, which PublicInput.com hosted along with IAP2. We heard what good public participation means to...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 23 August 2019
Better together: IAP2 Best Practices and Public Participation Software

When public involvement practitioners are looking for best practices, they often turn to IAP2 - the International Association for Public Participation. The IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation lays out a trusted framework for defining the public’s role in the public participation process. With an integrated public engagement software it is possible to execute, and most...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 29 July 2019
Mixed Mode Surveying: A best practice for increasing equity in public engagement

What is mixed-mode surveying? Academics and researchers have long heralded “mixed-mode” surveying, the practice of using multiple methods to reach and engage participants, as a strategy to optimize data collection and reduce survey error [1]. Mixed mode surveying has also been found to: Increase participation among rural residents [2] Better engage populations over the age...

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