SAY IT TO MY FACEBOOK:
   NEPA PROJECTS USING SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
Popular Social Media Sites



     User profiles + photos...
SAY IT TO MY FACEBOOK:
NEPA PROJECTS USING SOCIAL MEDIA SITES



Driving I-95
FHWA, NCDOT
Improve I-95 in North Carolina
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Local Government Projects And Social Media

  1. 1. SAY IT TO MY FACEBOOK: NEPA PROJECTS USING SOCIAL MEDIA SITES Popular Social Media Sites User profiles + photos + Photo sharing + Mini-blogging Video sharing + comments comments comments Example Projects Loop 1604 FHWA, TxDOT, Alamo RMA improvements to Loop 1604 (37 miles) in Bexar County, Texas Participation Facebook 360 people “liked” it Flickr 125 photos uploaded Twitter 69 followers YouTube 418 videos watched Policy “Comments made on these sites (Twitter, Facebook, Socializer, blogs), herein called ‘social media sites" will be not be included or evaluated as part of the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement decision-making process… These social media sites are available for and intended to encourage public dialogue about the project and are, as such, provided for outreach and informational purposes only.’ Metro’s Westside Subway Extension Los Angeles Metro alternative analysis for subway extension Participation Facebook 2,361 members Policy “Comments, questions and posts on our wall will become part of the official public comment record for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIS/EIR) currently in progress.” Participation Counts as of April 21, 2010 Source: http://www.cubitplanning.com/blog/2010/04/nepa-projects-using- social-media-sites
  2. 2. SAY IT TO MY FACEBOOK: NEPA PROJECTS USING SOCIAL MEDIA SITES Driving I-95 FHWA, NCDOT Improve I-95 in North Carolina Participation Facebook 32 people liked it Twitter 26 followers YouTube 60 channels views (no project videos uploaded yet) Policy “All comments or posts made to Driving 95 accounts, walls, forums or pages are public, not private. This means that both the posts of the employee administrator and any feedback by other employees or non-employees, including citizens, will become part of the public record.”  Rosemont Copper EIS US Forest Service mining and processing of copper, molybdenum, and silver ore in the Nogales Ranger District in Arizona Participation Twitter 14 followers Policy “Forest Service would use Twitter™ for notification only – one-way communication, not dialogue” Participation Counts as of April 21, 2010 Source: http://www.cubitplanning.com/blog/2010/04/nepa-projects-using- social-media-sites

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