January 26, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM (ET)
About the Webinar:
Citizen education is needed to guide the public toward a better understanding of how they can engage in the transportation decision-making process and how projects can and are being shaped to advance important issues. This webinar will explore how the Tampa-Bay Citizen’s Academy on Transportation (TB-CAT) was developed and implemented as a resource to support the City of Tampa and its residents. The presenters will share how the virtual citizen’s academy facilitates community empowerment though education and by enabling collaboration between local agencies and residents. The presenters will discuss lessons learned and key factors that contributed to the course’s success in year 1 and year 2, including partnerships with the City of Tampa and other local agencies, course evaluations, class field trips, and class projects. The webinar will include a discussion of the current plans for TB-CAT, including the development of a guidebook for virtual Citizen’s Academies.
About the Presenter:
Jason Jackman is a senior research associate with the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). Jason’s experience and expertise include pedestrian and bicycle safety, micro-mobility research, outreach, training and education, policy analysis, workshop planning, program campaigns, and management. Mr. Jackman is a board member with Bike Florida, a Transportation Research Board (TRB) Bicycle Research Subcommittee executive member, and sits on various committees including the Hillsborough County TPO Livable Roadways Committee and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee. Jason serves as the lead facilitator for the TB-CAT.
Tia Boyd is an urban planner and research associate with the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). Tia’s work focuses on multimodal transportation planning and equity in transportation decision-making processes. She has led the development of several tools and resources to support transportation planners and communities as they work to advance equity in transportation. She has also contributed to planning and engineering pedagogy with curricula for multimodal transportation planning and transportation equity. Tia serves as a facilitator for TB-CAT.