Public involvement, mandated in the Project's Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement, has been a mainstay of the Ohio River Bridges Project through the design phase, with stakeholder, historic advisory team and public meetings highlighting a truly regional initiative aimed at meeting the public's needs and wishes. Effective, two-way communications with the public has been a hallmark of the Bridges Project since the environmental phase, which began in 1998.
Bridges Project officials interact with various advisory teams. These core groups consist of individuals who represent organizations, agencies, associations and other groups directly impacted by the Bridges Project. A multifaceted program, the public involvement outreach campaign utilizes the project Web site, project-wide newsletter, informational print materials and an extensive mail and e-mail database to communicate upcoming events, project updates, key project decisions, project milestones and long-term goals. Media relations is another important means of communicating project information to the public. (More)