The National Transit Institute (NTI) is presenting a FREE course ($650 for consultants and contractors) entitled “Public Involvement in Transportation Decisionmaking” in Anchorage, Alaska on March 18-20, 2014.
Public Involvement is much more than posting notices and holding public hearings. Public participation involves creative thinking, with willingness and ability to interact openly to the public's preferred forms of communication. It is about being sensitive to disparate needs and conflicting priorities. It is about giving the public an opportunity to influence transportation decisionmaking. This course employs public involvement techniques as the means of conveying the key learning outcomes. It is a joint effort among the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Office of Planning, NTI, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Planning, and the National Highway Institute (NHI) and was recently updated to reflect changes in the Federal Transportation reauthorization. This course does not focus on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, but on more general strategies and tools of engaging the public.
This course is intended for transit operators, metropolitan planning organization personnel, federal, state, local transportation agency staff, consultants, and others who are responsible for planning, implementing, or participating in any phase of the public involvement process.
If you are interested in attending, please follow this link: http://ntionline.com/courses/courseinfo.php?id=86and register online. For further information, please contact Region 10’s John Witmer at 206-220-7964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.