Society is grappling with the transition to commercial activity that makes optimal use of human, financial, and natural resources. OTNA’s strategies are thoughtfully designed to support the pace of that transition.
IntelliConferences are a state-of-the-art process that allows participants to contribute their perspectives productively and efficiently via in-person and online small- and large-group engagements. The IntelliConference inquiry-based process combines the best of in-person, well-facilitated meetings with the time and travel-saving elements of online, asyncronous interactions. The IntelliConference platform and method allows OTNA and its clients to turn both shared and divergent perspectives into smart plans and effective action.
Regional Stakeholder Convening
OTNA’s Regional Stakeholder Convening method allows transportation planning agencies, infrastructure management agencies, legislators, transportation providers, shippers, business people and citizens to confront and overcome obstacles to effective collaboration. Pinpointing the conflicts and bridging the gaps makes it possible to agree on actions that will stimulate the economy, improve the environment and the quality of community life, enhance the safety of freight and passenger movement, and leverage the productive use of regional resources.
Transportation Action Planning Process
The complex task of growing infrastructure systems to meet increasing population and looming environmental concerns requires a new level of coordination and collaboration among stakeholders. Existing planning approaches have not yet bridged the gap between public sector concerns and private-sector business interests. OTNA’s TAP Process is a new method for convening these stakeholders in large-group transportation planning that turns both shared and divergent perspectives into smart plans and effective action.
Freight Transportation Land Use Strategy
OTNA’s Freight Transportation and Land Use Project is designed to elevate the integration of logistics, freight transportation, and sensible land use planning to the level of a nationwide practice. Currently, freight transportation land use is not consciously planned or regulated by public sector planners and is virtually ignored by private sector development. The need is urgent and the opportunity is great.