Introducing new virtual alternatives for public consultation

IDOM, VIRTUAL PUBLIC CONSULTATION ROOMS HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED, GIVING ACCESS TO TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND ENCOURAGING INTERACTION BETWEEN THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND THE DEVELOPERS.

Advances in digitization and virtual reality, and the times in which we are living, have highlighted the need for innovative solutions for the public consultation processes, essential for ensuring the successful implementation of any transportation system.

Normally this consultation process takes place in person. IDOM has used this method during the design process of MetroLink, the first metro line in Dublin, Ireland, or the East-West tram line in Zaragoza, Spain. However, as digitalization becomes ever more important in IDOM, we are now exploring alternative solutions and are using virtual alternatives to communicate with stakeholders.

Currently, on the DART project in Dublin, virtual public consultation rooms have been introduced, giving access to technical information and encouraging interaction between the general public and the developers. One of the greatest benefits of this option is that it is 24/7. It is possible to create specific environments to improve the user experience.

At IDOM, we have our sights set on the future, to provide our clients with bold and innovative engineering solutions. Developing and introducing interactive elements, audio-visual material and conversational tools, greatly improves interaction and increases participation, ultimately impacting positivity on the development of transportation systems.

Scan the QR code to access the virtual DART+ room (https://www.dartplusvr.ie/)