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The Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Public Involvement in Transportation is sponsoring a contest to highlight the “best practices” in how to communicate complex transportation finance and related policy solutions to industry stakeholders and the general public.

[Above photo by the Colorado DOT.]

Top entries, as judged by an independent panel of transportation and communication professionals, will be showcased in a poster session at the TRB 99th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. – January 12-16, 2020 – and will be featured in a 2020 edition of Transportation Research News.

Photo by Colorado DOT

“The U.S. transportation system is rapidly aging and faces many pressures, including a growing imbalance between system use and capacity, the erosion of traditional funding sources and increasing costs for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure,” the group said in a statement.

“For transportation solutions and funding plans to advance, they need to be accessible and fully understood,” it added. “As such solutions may require public support in the form of a referendum or behavioral change. Thus, how funding and policy solutions are communicated to the public becomes critical. This call is seeking innovative practices in communicating the need for transportation funding.”

[Editor’s note: The Colorado Department of Transportation won in 2018 for its efforts to communicate the concept of building roadways with more resiliencies following major disasters.]

Individuals, agencies, and companies working for agencies that communicate transportation finance and related policy solutions can complete a submission form for this contest. Submissions are due by July 26 and the winners will be notified in early November.

editor@aashto.org

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