Public Involvement

Public involvement and community outreach are integral components of federal, state, and local projects, no matter how large or small, and may extend throughout a project’s life cycle. It is important for project owners to collaborate and build trust with the public and key stakeholders, to not only make them aware of impacts to their communities, but also to make project information easily accessible, gather valued input, and involve them in the decision making process so their feedback can be incorporated. Engaging with stakeholders at the earliest phases of a project is imperative to prevent delays to the schedule and milestones.

At JMT, our Public Involvement team works closely with our technical staff to offer a holistic approach to public involvement and community outreach.  This approach is inclusive and strives to achieve public and stakeholder support and, ultimately, consensus on our clients’ projects.

We develop engagement strategies and methodologies using traditional and non-traditional techniques, and we offer stakeholder identification and facilitation/mediation among opposing groups to help reach consensus. Our in-house team of public involvement and communications specialists, graphic designers, and technology staff provides:

  • development of communication plans
  • project branding
  • website and social media development and management
  • design and production of print materials, interactive and 3D mapping and renderings
  • video production
  • event and meeting planning and facilitation
  • application development
  • database creation/maintenance and record tracking  

We believe an informed and involved public becomes a stronger partner for our clients, and this partnership leads to the successful and timely completion of a project.

Projects

H Street – Benning Road Streetcar

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Washington, D.C.

JMT was the lead civil/site engineering firm for the revival of streetcar service in Washington, DC.

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11th Street Corridor Design/Build

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Washington, D.C.

JMT was the lead designer for the Contractor team for this $376 million Design/Build project, the largest construction project in DDOT history.

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Brighton Dam Underwater Inspection and Sonar Imaging

Silt levels were measured as part of an underwater inspection of a Maryland dam.

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Nash Run Stream Restoration

JMT designed the restoration of a main tributary in the nation's captial.

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Campbell Blvd Roadway Improvements

JMT conducted environmental evaluations and alignment studies for three alternative alignments for the extension of Campbell Boulevard.

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Centreville Streetscape Improvements

JMT provided planning, design and construction engineering services for one mile of streetscape improvements to Kennett Pike (SR 52), Delaware's first scenic byway.

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ADA Improvements to the West Baltimore MARC Station

JMT assisted our client with an investigation of a current commuter-rail station to meet current ADA requirements and to prepare for future transit system expansion.

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I-95, Section 200 Project Planning

JMT provided the full range of planning-level services, including environmental studies, engineering alternatives, travel demand forecasts, and right-of-way assistance, for the proposed expansion of 17 miles of I-95.

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