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Predicting the Future: Sustainable Support for Transit AICP CM 1.5
How do you build and maintain support for future transit investment? How do you rally business leaders, riders, policymakers and opinion leaders behind your cause? Explore three approaches from three areas: Minneapolis-St. Paul's Corridors of Opportunity Innovative Engagement Models, created by a grassroots coalition; Washington state's Transportation Choices Coalition's successful proactive campaigns; and TriMet Portland's regional transit agency's use of field organizing strategies to engage riders and opinion leaders.
Moderator: Jennifer Harmening Thiede, Communications Associate & Member Engagement Manager, Transit for Livable Communities, St. Paul, Minnesota
Repa Mekha, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nexus Community Partners, St. Paul, Minnesota
Diane Goodwin, Manager of Public Affairs, TriMet, Portland, Oregon
Andrew Austin, Policy Director, Transportation Choices, Seattle, Washington