Engaging the public is an integral part of any government project. Public involvement opens the door for two way communication between the project team and impacted residents. Public outreach with all involved parties builds trust, understanding and consensus about the project goals while incorporating the public’s views into the decision making process. Project managers are able to make better, more informed decisions and build rapport with impacted residents and stakeholders.
TMS provides public involvement services for a wide array of city, county and water utility projects. Our efforts may include setting up and staffing public meetings, building stakeholder databases, designing project websites and social media campaigns, creating a hotline and providing translation services for the impacted audience. For the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), our efforts may extend to building Public Involvement Plans (PIP) for Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) studies, and preparing Community Awareness Plans (CAP) on Design Build Projects. We can also conduct and provide public involvement for Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) projects.