California Department of Transportation

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Caltrans’ Public Participation and Engagement Contract (PPEC) provides on-call consultant services to help Caltrans’ Headquarters and Districts bring projects to the people by giving communities a critical voice in early transportation planning decisions that affect them most.

Caltrans recently completed a $2.2 million contract with MIG, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in public involvement, with specialized services and skills in developing successful outreach programs for diverse audiences.  Through dynamic public meetings, interactive land use exercises and other innovative methods, the people were involved at all stages.

An important contract goal is to translate complex planning and design issues into language and graphics that people can understand. These outreach efforts engaged all stakeholders, especially those that are traditionally underserved. This inclusive approach means that more people are aware of the projects that are happening in their communities and are more likely to stay actively invested in the process.

Over the years, Caltrans has successfully engaged the public on a wide range of projects that support community-based planning and context-sensitive solutions.

The products on this website are from the previous two public engagement contracts with Jones and Stokes (2002-2005) and MIG, Inc. (2006-2011). 

Caltrans is currently working on the third PPEC, so stay tuned!

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Community Visioning

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Complete Streets

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Corridor Planning CSMP

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Reaching Environmental Justice Communities

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Meeting Facilitation

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Rural Planning


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Soundwall Safety Issues






Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Bruce Kemp
Associate Transportation Planner
Office of Community Planning
(916) 654-2389

Office Location

1120 N Street, MS-32
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address

PO Box 942874, MS-32
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001