Visualization for Public Involvement

The objective of this synthesis is to document state DOT current practices of visualization for public involvement. Information to be gathered includes (but is not limited to): (1) The types of visualization products currently used by state DOTs in public involvement for plans, programs, and projects, including the extent and uses of interactive and immersive techniques; (2) The points in the project development sequence when these products are typically used; (3) Methods used to show visualizations to the public (e.g., in-person meetings, virtual meetings, websites, videos, printed materials or displays, field-based use, etc.), and the opportunities or mechanisms provided for gathering feedback from participants; (4) Steps taken to provide access and encourage engagement with visualization products by members of under-represented communities; (5) Accessibility features or accommodations provided to achieve ADA or Section 508 compliance; (6) DOT policies and procedures for the use of visualization in public involvement; (7) Organizational structure and capabilities for visualization, resources required, and the role of consultant versus in-house efforts; (8) Steps taken to gauge the effectiveness of visualizations in the public involvement process; (9) Barriers to expanded use of innovative forms of visualization; and (10) Staff training or technical assistance needs.


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  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 54-07

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Harwood, Leslie

  • Start Date: 20220516
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01845330
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 54-07
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 16 2022 3:04PM