Iowa Department of Transportation
HNTB’s digital innovators have been key resources to Iowa DOT in the development and continued enhancement of their virtual public involvement management platform called the Public Involvement Management Application (PIMA). Iowa DOT took on this initative in order to increase the amount of citizen input into transportation projects, reduce and remove manual work processes in administering public involvement activities, and to improve the consistency of data collection for both in-person and online public meetings. This enterprise solution is an interactive, electronic method that enables agency to manage the full process of public engagement on its projects statewide. This including meeting registration, project comments, location mapping, and gauge favorability; as well as facilitate virtual public hearings. Input from stakeholders and the general public is stored in the application, allowing Iowa DOT to look at analytics and trends in all elements of stakeholder outreach and improve project decision-making on all their projects.