April 5, 2012 The objective of this project was to evaluate the benefits of employing an integrated system of technologies and practices to improve public participation in the public transportation planning process. A demonstration project was developed in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area addressing the issues of limited agency resources, individual participation barriers, and the technology divide, among others. A combination of on-vehicle rider surveys, transit-oriented social networks, electronic transportation surveys, and public meeting webcasts were designed to mitigate these issues. A project website was also designed to serve as the study’s electronic hub. Project developments and results were posted to the site allowing users to comment on most items. The findings and conclusions were designed to establish sustainable transit planning practices that can be replicated by other communities. Download a PDF copy of the presentation.
Presented by: Jeremy Mattson and Del Peterson, Associate Research Fellows, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Small Urban and Rural Transit Center
AICP-CM credit is not available for this CUTR webcast recording.