Effectiveness of Visualization to Improve Public Participation in Transportation Planning

The objective of the research is to seek input from the end user's point of view. Here, the end users refer to the public audience who view and interact with the materials. They include the decision makers (many of them are elected officials representing the public or public organizations), private citizens, citizen groups. The research team will (1) review the latest tools and techniques available for visualization in transportation planning; (2) identify the stages of transportation planning process and suitable visualization methods, techniques and tools for each of the stages; (3) build relevant prototype presentations for the techniques identified; (4) make presentations at public meetings and conduct surveys to gather feedback on the project alternatives as well as user responses on the use of the selected visualization techniques; (5) make recommendations on the suitable use of visualization techniques to harness public participation. The research team will work closely with the local Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in all stages in this project. It is expected that the process itself and end products will help to increase public participation in transportation planning.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTFH61-08-P-00201 Ta

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Bowers, Fred

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Texas, El Paso

      El Paso, TX  United States  79968
    • Principal Investigators:

      Almengor, Teresa

    • Start Date: 20080912
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090911
    • Source Data: RiP Project 20318

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459697
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-08-P-00201 Ta
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:10PM