Public and Community Engagement

April 27, 2017 3:30pm

Kimberly (Moser) Newhouse
Manager, Community Relations, ION Rapid Transit
Region of Waterloo

Paul Johnson
Director, LRT Project Coordination Light Rail Transit Office
City of Hamilton

Community engagement promotes the full participation of community members in the decision making process and relies on long-lasting, trusting relationships with community members. What can be used to build and maintain relationships to prepare for participation in transit planning and operations decision-making?
  • How do you build support?
  • How do projects interface with communities?
  • Developing a pro-active approach to build awareness and excitement about transit projects
  • Managing consultation with business, public acceptance, environmental issues and concrete lessons learned