HRTPO Transportation Planner,Dale Stith recently presented the HRTPO’s school outreach pilot project – Ask Me About Transportation! – at the 2010 Annual AMPO Conference in St. Louis Missouri.
AMPO (The Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations) is a nonprofit, membership organization established to serve the needs and interests of metropolitan planning organization nationwide. The AMPO Annual Conference is a premier national conference held every year for MPO staff, policy boards, consulting firms, and government agencies to network, learn, and enhance their abilities to improve transportation networks.
The HRTPO School Outreach program was presented during the Together We’re Better – Partnerships for Today’s MPOs session. MPOs are designed to be collaborative organizations, bringing together various stakeholders to discuss regional transportation issues. In order to
involve new stakeholders in the process, MPOs often seek to establish new, unique, and innovative partnerships within the community. The HRTPO school outreach program is one such partnership in which the HRTPO is setting out to educate future users of the transportation system (students) while, at the same time, reaching out to current users of the system (parents and faculty).
To learn more about the HRTPO school outreach program, please contact Ms. Kendall Miller, Public Involvement and Community Outreach Administrator or Ms. Dale Stith, Transportation Planner, at 757.420.8300. The presentation presented at AMPO can be viewed at http://www.ampo.org/assets/1084_stith.pdf.