NTI Public Involvement in Transportation Decision-Making Course


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12-29-08

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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 Seattle, WA on March 3-5, 2009 at Sound Transit, Opus East Building, 625 Fifth Avenue S, 4th Floor, Downtown Room, Seattle, WA 98104-2826.

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 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 will help 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://www.ntionline.com/CourseInfo.asp?CourseNumber=FP203 and register on line.

Information about local area hotels maybe found at the Seattle Chamber of Commerce web site http://www.seattlechamber.com.

Seating is limited for this course, so register early. For further information, contact Ned Conroy at 206-220-4318, or email ned.conroy@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator