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Technical Report

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public involvement; Florida; Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT); metropolitan planning organizations


This study was designed to document the current state of the practice of public involvement in transportation decision-making and provide an update to the 2006 report documenting public involvement in the state of Florida. A literature review was completed as the first phase. Surveys and interviews were then conducted with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Districts. The final report comprises a synthesis of these findings. The first chapter provides an introduction and key findings from the literature review. The second chapter is a detailed description of observations from each agency type. Noteworthy practices are included in the third chapter, particularly early communication, flexibility, and inclusion. Suggestions for improvement are provided, and include the need for better public education, more effective social media use, greater commitment to performance measurement and evaluation, more frequent and comprehensive training, and participation in networks of shared responsibility. These suggestions include examples where applicable.


Project Number: FDOT BDV25-977-46