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First round of 2012 ideas

On Friday, we asked: How can we make IAP2 USA better…

A few people have already submitted their ideas. Great stuff! Last night, we also added a few ideas the Board had been tracking since the transition started back in 2010.

Here’s a first compilation of twenty odd ideas. Whether you are currently a member of IAP2 USA or not, please feel free to add to the list, vote up your favorites and share your comments. You can also use any of our social media channels to let us know what you think, or simply send us an email.

And here they are:

If any of these strike your fancy and you’re in a position to help us make things happen, please get in touch. Thank you!

Categories: Core Services
  1. Brenda C. Kragh (former IAP2 member--I missed the agency sign-up)
    May 31, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Having FREE joint memberships with related organizations sounds very interesting. The Transportation Research Board of the National Academies has a Public Involvement in Transportation Committee (ADA-60), with Chair Jennifer Weeks, as well as many other committees that rely on pubic outreach and engagement for success transportation projects. Examples of just a few include: the Social and Economic Factors in Transportation Committee, the Environmental Justice Committee, and the Community Impact Assessment Committee. The whole TRB complex system of committees is based on practitioner volunteers–Committee Members and “Friends” of each Committee. The DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO–representing State Departments of Transportation) co-sponsor TRB. The January annual meeting fills 3 DC hotels and draws over 6,000 attendees from Federal, State, and local governments; educators; contractors/ consultants; and others from the US and abroad. Peer-reviewed papers, meeting sessions, poster sessions, committee meeting sessions, etc. are all part of the Annual Meeting. The committees also have a mid-year meeting which is often less well attended and much less constrained in a single location. Membership fees for State DOTs, MPOs, and even Federal staff may be keeping practitioners from joining IAP2. TRB provides quite a networking opportunity for all involved.

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