Public Involvement in Transportation Decision Making Course

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SUBJECT:  Public Involvement in Transportation Decision Making Course


DATE: January 22, 2007

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The National Transit Institute (NTI) is presenting a free course ($650 for consultants & contractors) entitled "Public Involvement in Transportation Decision Making" in Portland, Oregon on February 27 - March 1, 2007.

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 decision making. This course “walks the talk” by employing public involvement techniques as the means of conveying the key learning outcomes. It is a joint effort among 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.

Seating is limited to 35. If you are interested in attending, please follow this link and register on line.

If you have any questions, please contact Ned Conroy at 206-220-4318, or email



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator