Industry Spotlight

Transportation

Transportation

Branding | Public Education & Outreach | Advocating Elected Officials | Paid Advertising | Website Creation | Traditional & Digital Media | Video | Social MEDIA

CRA navigates transportation with ease

We work with clients who know where they want to go, but not how to get there. Charles Ryan Associates can get them there. We know how to navigate the route to your end goal, avoiding pitfalls and dangers, and changing course on the fly as circumstances change.

CRA founded a transportation practice group over 20 years ago and has since worked consistently in the industry. We’ve partnered with departments of transportation, engineering firms, public/private partnerships, public education initiatives and more, routing clients of all types to their destinations.

CRA navigates transportation with ease
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Industry projects

Our team members have worked closely with state transportation departments, engineering firms, small private companies and large corporations on a wide variety of projects.

Project communications
Project communications

Get in front of the story with hard facts and stats. Through effective communications, we’ve turned the conversation around on construction projects facing intense opposition and legal action.

Public awareness
Public awareness

Awareness is key. We’ve utilized emerging technology, conducted research, and launched thorough public education and marketing campaigns to ensure that transportation projects move forward.

Brand stories
Brand stories

Be personal, transparent and consistent. CRA has changed the dialogue surrounding highly scrutinized projects through an overhaul of messaging, consistent communications, engaging websites, authentic videos and a savvy use of social media.

Stakeholder engagement
Stakeholder engagement

Know your audiences. We have worked to bring together community members, business leaders and industry experts to ensure all parties are engaged throughout the entire project from the planning process to the final ribbon cuttings.

Transportation funding advocacy
Transportation funding advocacy

Connect to how people are directly affected. Using surveys, social media and digital communication, we’ve been able to pinpoint the issues that drivers care about—and will take action.

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Industry challenges

Industry Challenges

Transportation can be an oft-overlooked industry—people typically only consider it when there is an issue, and then they want a solution fast (usually without having to contribute financially). Part of working in transportation communications is ensuring that transportation is consistently part of the conversation and that people understand the benefits they stand to gain.

The core of transportation is public education. But that education must be personalized to the audience, whether you are communicating with rural drivers, the trucking industry, lawmakers, community members affected by construction, or disgruntled customers. CRA has extensive research and experience backing our knowledge of the best ways to engage different audiences, and a proven track record of driving action on transportation.

We know this industry and these issues. We’ve steered campaigns through delays, setbacks and traffic to achieve our clients’ goals. We get you where you want to go.

Transportation

CRA's unique skills

  • Decades of experience in public education of transportation issues
  • Depth of understanding of the challenges facing the industry and how to get people to take action
  • Full service offerings from traditional media and public relations to digital communications, advertising and stakeholder engagement
  • In-house video production to tell your story in the way that engages audiences most
  • Media and public meeting trainings to navigate tough conversations around transportation
  • Decades of experience in public education of transportation issues
  • Depth of understanding of the challenges facing the industry and how to get people to take action
  • Full service offerings from traditional media and public relations to digital communications, advertising and stakeholder engagement
  • In-house video production to tell your story in the way that engages audiences most
  • Media and public meeting trainings to navigate tough conversations around transportation

Transportation

Industry results

1,000+

Actions taken

Dozens

Campaigns implemented

20

Years of transportation experience

Millions

Audience members engaged

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