Lunchtime Tech Talk! WEBINAR: What Happens Now? Virtual Public Engagement During and Beyond Covid-19

Join the NJDOT Bureau of Research for the Lunchtime Tech Talk! WEBINAR: What Happens Now? Virtual Public Engagement During and Beyond Covid-19 on October 6th, 2021.

This webinar will focus on virtual public involvement (VPI) both during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, when DOTs, MPOs and other local public agencies were confronted with the need to adapt to virtual platforms to engage with the public for transportation plans, projects and other activities. VPI has flourished during the pandemic and will likely continue post pandemic, offering several benefits including increased participation from some members of the public. However, implementing effective VPI can pose some challenges, such as ensuring involvement from underserved communities.

Panelists from within and outside New Jersey will discuss their experiences engaging the public virtually during the pandemic; share challenges encountered and solutions; offer benefits of using VPI; detail strategies to reach underserved and underrepresented communities through VPI; and outline plans for continuing use of VPI post-pandemic.

INVITED SPEAKERS

  • Andrea Lubin & Trish Sanchez, Rutgers-Voorhees Transportation Center, Public Outreach and Engagement Team
  • Rickie Clark, Transportation Specialist, FHWA
  • Jamille Robbins, Community Studies & Visualization Group, Leader, North Carolina DOT Public Involvement
  • Alison Hastings, Associate Director, Communications, Delaware Valley Regional Plan Commission
  • Vanessa Holman, Deputy Chief of Staff, NJDOT
  • Megan Fackler, Director of Government and Community Relations, NJDOT

REGISTRATION INFO

The event is free, but registration is required to receive the URL link to the webinar. AICP Maintenance Credits and Professional Engineering PDH credits are available, but you must be registered for the event. Click through the link below to register for this webinar event:

What Happens Now? Virtual Public Engagement During and Beyond Covid-19
Date:  Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM

REGISTER HERE

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