Webinar: Community Transportation Academies: Rethinking Effective Community Engagement Around Transportation Decision-Making

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 11:00am to 12:00pm PDT


This webinar will introduce you to the concept of the Community Transportation Academy (CTA), a model which has been operating in Portland for over 30 years in the form of the Portland Traffic and Transportation (PTT) class. Now catching on in other cities, the project team recently implemented the Wasatch Transportation Academy (WTA) in Salt Lake City. The presenters also include key stakeholders (and guest lecturers) in the WTA, and the PTT instructor. The presentation will include discussions about why CTAs can be good for both community members and transportation agencies/practitioners, and how you can bring a CTA to your city.


  • How to make interactions between community members and transportation agencies more effective
    How to increase human capital and community capacity by teaching community members how and where they can engage in transportation decision-making processes
    Lessons from transportation agency leaders on why a more educated public can make agency activities work better
    Details on running a community transportation academy


This webinar is based on a study funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) and conducted at Portland State Uhniversity and the University of Utah. Read more about the research: Launching the Wasatch Transportation Academy....

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