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2018 Rail~Volution Conference: Pittsburgh, PA

We’ve got a great group of planners, engineers, and landscape architects going to the 2018 Rail~Volution Conference and look forward to seeing you there!

Adele Hall, a talented member of SRF’s transit practice, will be participating in the panel discussion “Is the Open House Dead?” on Tuesday, October 23rd from 4:30 to 5:30. Adele has led public engagement efforts on numerous transit projects and will share her perspective.

Is the Open House Dead?

Involving communities in transportation planning and policy-making can reduce conflict and clear the path for creativity and collaboration. But what’s the best way to do it? Are traditional methods still relevant? Can they keep up with the increased diversity of our communities? Could public meetings be a thing of the past? It’s becoming common for the internet to be the source for project information through online news sources, blogs and social media. But does participation suffer when meetings go virtual and face-to-face interaction is lost? Continue this debate with four public involvement professionals as they share new ways to engage the public in transit projects.

Moderator, Eryn Kehe, Senior Communications Director, Metro, Portland, OR

Tim Mullen, Director of Sales and Marketing, SmartComment, Los Angeles, CA

Adele Hall, Associate Planner, SRF Consulting Group, Saint Paul, MN

Pamela Miles, Community Organizer, Fairmount Indigo Transit Coalition, Boston, MA

Teddy Krolik, Chief of Engagement, State of Maryland, Baltimore, MD