For additional information, please contact Bryce Bencivengo, Community Outreach Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EMBARGO until October 15, 2013
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is well underway in developing their next required long-range transportation plan – The 2040 Plan. A large part of this planning effort is working with the community throughout the region to gather input and share information throughout the planning process. As such, the planning team and CAMPO staff are working to make sure it is easy for the community to be informed, get involved, and stay updated. During the regularly scheduled Transportation Policy Board meeting on Monday, October 14, 2013, CAMPO launched their new website, a community engagement portal, and mobile meeting plan.
Visit – www.campotexas.org
The revamped website is more user-friendly, has more functionality for posting materials and information for the public, and has a new look and feel. Staff has put extra effort and thought into making this site easy to navigate and sort through highly technical information.
Get Involved. Get Moving. Idea Sharing Site
Participate – campo.mindmixer.com
In addition to the new website, CAMPO is launching an idea sharing site which allows the community to be involved in an online dialog at places and times most convenient for them. This tool allows for true, convenient engagement by the community. Visitors will be able to use maps to illustrate transportation needs and preferences, and participate in community discussions in real time. They can also see and comment on what others have said.
We Come to You!
Packages of materials, called Mobile Meetings, have been created so 2040 Plan team members or public volunteers can share plan information with community groups that are already meeting. Plan information can be easily presented at organizations’ regular meetings. Exercises to get attendees involved, generating ideas and feedback will also be included. Mobile Meetings may be run by a CAMPO staff member, or public volunteers and include all necessary meeting materials such as: instructions, project materials fact sheets and maps; a PowerPoint presentation; and tools to accept comments, questions, and feedback. Interested groups should contact CAMPO to set up a presentation or receive a Mobile Meeting pack: Email ; 512.974.2282.
The CAMPO region includes six counties that cover a lot of mileage. Within this area there are many different types of transportation concerns and priorities. CAMPO is taking a dynamic approach with these innovative tools to engage the entire region and keep residents involved as the 2040 Plan is developed and beyond. CAMPO will provide multiple opportunities and a variety of methods to share feedback ranging from public workshops to online platforms, forums, surveys, and meetings as the plan is developed over the next year and half.