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Accountability Dashboard

Listening, learning, and reporting back to our community.

The IBR Accountability Dashboard is a transparency tool designed to share key community engagement metrics and hold the program accountable to the public. Information will be updated with the ability to compare data from the start of the program.

Listening


Ongoing and inclusive community engagement is critical to identify a solution that balances differing regional perspectives and best serves the complex needs of the variety of users. Targeted community engagement was conducted from February to mid-March of 2021 using a variety of tools to gather specific feedback on the transportation problems travelers experience related to the Interstate Bridge and understand the community priorities and values that should help shape the program. Additional engagement opportunities will continue throughout the life of the program.

Comments Received

9,100+

January – May 2021

Website Unique Visitors

20,000+

January – May 2021

Social Media Followers

1,130+

January – May 2021

Advisory Committee Meeting Engagement

January – May 2021

Community Events

11

January – May 2021

Community Presentations

33

January – May 2021

Meetings with Captioning Services

29

January – May 2021

Documents Remediated

210

January – May 2021

Website Pages Translated

138

January – May 2021

Multilingual Community Liaison Hours

January – May 2021

Documents Translated

January – May 2021

Learning

Thank you to everyone who participated in our spring 2021 online open house, community survey, virtual briefings, listening sessions, and other outreach avenues. The interest and feedback is truly outstanding. We heard this community wants the transportation problems with the Interstate Bridge addressed, and that you want to be involved in the process to determine the details of an IBR solution!

Transportation Problems

January – May 2021

We have heard widespread agreement that the six previously identified transportation problems still exist.

The program will continue to use and update past work to support efficient decision-making, while ensuring that current community priorities and changes since the previous planning effort concluded are reflected as program decisions are made.

Community Briefings

Four virtual community briefings were held between February 18 and February 25, 2021. Three sessions were hosted in English, with both English and Spanish subtitles. One event was hosted exclusively in Spanish including Spanish subtitles. Interactive questions were used to solicit feedback from attendees regarding the program. 

Community Briefing Participants

195

January – May 2021

Community Briefing Viewers

200+

January – May 2021

Priorities

Focus and Advisory Groups

The following artistic illustrations were captured live, during group meetings to portray the ideas, reflect the conversations and capture the sentiments shared.
They are not representative of future solutions.

<p>Artistic illustration of vehicles, people, and bicycles using a bridge to cross a river. Handwritten text is featured throughout the illustration, capturing a summary of comments, concerns, and ideas heard during the February 24, 2021 Community Advisory Group Meeting. The top needs captured include growing travel demand and congestion, plus seismic vulnerability. Two values are captured. The first value is mobility, reliability, accessibility, congestion reduction, and efficiency. Comments around this value include: too many elements listed and a need to break it down, add modal option, add the word “safely.” The second value is cost-effectiveness and financial resources. Comments around this value include: maintenance should be part of the value, keep dollars spent on the bridge in the community, and the best bridge is the one that gets built – it doesn’t have to be beautiful.</p>
<p>Artistic illustration of a community traveling over a bridge using various modes of transportation including bicycles, automobiles, buses, and walking. Handwritten text is featured throughout the illustration, capturing a summary of comments, concerns, and ideas heard during the March 11, 2021 Elevating the Voice of Equity listening session. Problems identified include congestion, safety, and travel time. Values expressed include less time traveling, safety, cost effectiveness, land acknowledgement, collaboration, environmental stewardship, and support for all community members. Listening session attendees share their connection the bridge which includes visiting friends and family, work commutes, going to beaches, and medical visits. A vision for the bridge includes ferry options, less traffic congestions, more public and active transportation options, no tolls, environmental justice, and small/minority businesses benefit from construction. Attendees shared that future engagement effort should include social service and youth organizations, in-person meetings, and be should be accessible to the deaf community.</p>
<p>Artistic illustration of a community using various modes of transportation including cars, bicycles, public transit, wheelchairs, and walking to access a bridge and land nearby the bridge. Some people live close to the bridge while others use the space around the bridge for recreation and commuting. Handwritten text is featured throughout the illustration, capturing a summary of comments, concerns, and ideas heard during the March 8, 2021 Equity Advisory Group Meeting. Conversation themes captured include: centering the work around people, infusing equity into purpose and need, and building a bridge for the future. Thoughts on the draft definition of equity include how will we empower voices, measure success, and ensure a positive economic impact on communities that have been harmed.</p>
<p>Artistic illustration of vehicles, people, and bicycles using a bridge to cross a river. Handwritten text is featured throughout the illustration, capturing a summary of comments, concerns, and ideas heard during the February 24, 2021 Community Advisory Group Meeting. The top needs captured include growing travel demand and congestion, plus seismic vulnerability. Two values are captured. The first value is mobility, reliability, accessibility, congestion reduction, and efficiency. Comments around this value include: too many elements listed and a need to break it down, add modal option, add the word “safely.” The second value is cost-effectiveness and financial resources. Comments around this value include: maintenance should be part of the value, keep dollars spent on the bridge in the community, and the best bridge is the one that gets built – it doesn’t have to be beautiful.</p>
<p>Artistic illustration of a community traveling over a bridge using various modes of transportation including bicycles, automobiles, public transit, and walking. Handwritten text is featured throughout the illustration, capturing a summary of comments, concerns, and ideas heard during the March 15, 2021 Youth Listening Session. Program vision comments captured are centered around sustainability, safety, equity, and transit options. Collaboration and the desire to “move forward as one region” was important to the group. In the future youth would like to be engaged via social networks, school newsletters, and student clubs.</p>

What we've heard and how we're responding

We have heard equity is a priority to the community

We have heard that people want to be involved in shaping the program.

We have heard climate considerations are important to the community.

Reporting

The program will continue to share accountability reports and develop additional reporting metrics. The most recent accountability reports include the 2020 Program Progress Report and Draft Conceptual Finance Plan. The Conceptual Finance Plan provides an early and high-level overview of initial estimated funding and financing needs and potential sources.

Program Timeline

Disadvantaged Business Participation Goals

January – May 2021