Virtual public involvement creates new possibilities for two-way communication, in real time, with fewer barriers, and offers innovative ways to reach riders, engage advocates, and shape policy. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern that will share highlights and key findings from TCRP Research Report 241: Inclusive Virtual Public Involvement for Public Transit. Presenters will dive into effective virtual public engagement strategies tested by both transit agencies and community organizations. Presenters will also share innovative practices that worked during the pandemic and possible ways to apply or adapt techniques to make public-involvement efforts more inclusive and effective.
This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program.
There is no fee to attend this webinar. Registration is required.
A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.
Webinar agenda and presenters
Focus groups with transit agencies – Ryan Walsh, FHI Studio
Focus groups with organizations working with underserved groups – Catherine Heady, Rutgers University
Question and answer session moderated by Miriam Salerno, Rutgers University
The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Incorporate innovative and effective techniques used by transit agencies across the U.S. in their virtual public involvement
Implement strategies for more inclusive public involvement efforts based on lessons learned from community-based organizations that focus on underserved groups
American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits
This webinar is approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation.
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