The Public Engagement focus area page is a one-stop shop for resources about public engagement
and equity in transportation planning on the TPCB website. It includes links to publications,
legislation and guidance, recent peer events, upcoming calendar events, and related websites.
- Upcoming conferences and webinars related to public engagement:
To browse all existing events on the TPCB website or to add new ones, please visit the
events calendar or the TPCB Resource Index.
The TPCB peer program is a free resource for agencies in need of transportation planning assistance.
Visit the peer program page to learn more or apply for a peer event.
- Access Board - Access Board
is an independent Federal agency devoted to developing and maintaining accessibility requirements
for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic
and information technology, provides a listing of transportation-related accessibility resources.
- Census Issues - Census population
data are used in many transportation planning applications including population forecasting,
travel demand modeling and microsimulation, Title VI analysis and land use analysis. The US
Census definition of "urbanized areas" is used in the Federal determination of MPOs.
Planning (PL) and STP funds are based upon urbanized area populations. The transportation
planning community, through AASHTO, contracts for a special tabulation from Census data called
the Census Transportation Planning Package (CTPP). The CTPP focuses on the journey-to-work,
and other tables helpful for transportation planning (including household size, household
income, and vehicle availability).
Center for Community Change - The mission of the Center for Community Change is to build
the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change
their communities and public policies for the better. The Center strengthens, connects and
mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power.
Choosing Visualization for Transportation: Choosing Visualization for Transportation Knowledge
Sharing Web Portal, a project funded by the Federal Transit Administration's Public Transportation
Participation Pilot (PTPP) program. This web portal is designed to be your one-stop shop for
effectively applying visualization tools and techniques in public involvement.
- EPA public involvement website
- FHWA Public Involvement/Public Participation Website
- FTA Public Involvement Website
- HUD public involvement
- International Association for Public Participation
Assistance Tool: The Planning Assistant has reasonable choices of public involvement techniques.
- Public Involvement - Learning
the viewpoints and opinions of the stakeholders in transportation projects is one of the chief
elements of the project development process.
- Public Transportation Participation Pilot
Program (PTP Program) - The Federal Transit Administration seeks proposals for research
that will develop innovative approaches to improving public participation in the planning
of public transportation. Research is sponsored through the Public Transportation Participation
Pilot Program, created as part of SAFETEA-LU.
State-by-State Summaries of the Processes Used and Local Views on Them (April 2001) -
A supplemental report to the Rural Transportation Consultation Processes (May 2000) that contains
state-by-state summaries of the transportation processes used during state consultations with
local officials. The document also contains local perspectives on these processes.
- TRB Committee on Public Involvement
- Visualization - Visualization
can provide the public and decision makers a clear idea of the proposed policies, plans and
Transportation Improvement Programs and the impacts to the human and natural environment.
Visuals can make information instantly or intuitively understandable. The new technology has
made it possible to communicate what the proposals may look like when implemented.
- White House Office of Public Engagement