BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

Alliance listens. We are experts at bringing members of the community together to engage in constructive dialogue, to learn from each other, and to actively engage in the process of planning for the Community’s future.

Alliance understands the need for the public to be involved throughout the process of developing transportation projects - from initial goal setting to developing the final plan. We are experts at facilitating active engagement sessions, based on small group interaction using directed dialogue and active listening. We combine the community input from in-person discussions with on-line community input to help build a broad-based vision of the Community’s values, needs and interests.

We also provide the Community with continuous access to project information throughout the planning process, providing regular updates to project websites and social media discussions, keeping the Community informed at all times on the status of the project.

Our public engagement programs also incorporate bilingual and culturally sensitive Community participation. We focus on the inclusion of historically underrepresented communities in the planning process, going the extra mile to include members of these communities in the dialogue through targeted outreach programs.

Alliance uses a variety of methods designed to reach the members of the Community and to solicit the most useful input from a wide variety of stakeholders:

Public Meetings

Stakeholder Interviews

Web-based Virtual Meetings

Social-media Updates

Advanced Technical Stakeholder Workshops

On-line Surveys

Interactive Maps

Pro-active Outreach Strategies

The Alliance public participation process has been successfully used in numerous metropolitan area projects - including the Houston-Galveston Area Council SH-6 Access Management Study, after which our client spontaneously wrote to us describing our work for them as “the best public participation process ever.”

The Alliance public participation process has been successfully used in a number of metropolitan area projects, including the Houston-Galveston Area Council SH-6 Access Management Study. At the completion of this project, our client spontaneously provided Alliance with an endorsement letter describing “the best public participation process ever.”

Alliance’s highly acclaimed public participation process helps turn opponents into proponents through transparency and inclusiveness.

At Alliance, we are often thanked for just listening. But, we also hear. And, most importantly, we use what we have heard from the Community to inform the decision-makers of the Community’s values, concerns and needs. At Alliance, we know that this is the secret to effective public engagement and participation.

Take a look at some of our recent projects!

Alliance Welcomes Opportunities throughout the Country!

LET'S WORK TOGETHER.