Over the summer, the TPB carried out a public input survey to gather general attitudes and opinions about transportation in the region. More than 6,000 people provided input! Their responses will help inform discussions among decision makers and planners about the planning and funding decisions we should be making to improve the region’s transportation future.
We had a busy summer spreading the word about the survey and encouraging people to participate. We conducted “live-surveying” events, handed out postcards, attended community events, worked with non-profit community organizations, and took to social media and the web. Below are some of the places we visited and a sampling of some of the social media messages we sent out.
We conducted “live-surveying” at 15 farmers markets and street festivals throughout the region. Survey teams equipped with tablet computers gave people the opportunity to take the survey in person:
Postcards, stickers, and more!
In addition to live-surveying, we also set up tables at community events, handed out postcards at Metro stations and lunchtime hangouts, and met with clients at social-service organizations.
And we sent out newsletters and posted on social media. And our followers tweeted and retweeted the survey, spreading our reach even more!
We’re giving you a couple more weeks to weigh in for #VIZ2045!
— TPB (@NatCapRegTPB) August 3, 2017
Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word by including us in your newsletters, posting on social media, and sending the survey to colleagues, friends, and family. All of this input will help elected leaders and regional planners better understand what people in the region see as key regional transportation challenges and opportunities.