Metrolinx commissioned MASS to assemble a 36-resident reference panel who deliberated over a series of meetings on recommendations to help inform the design and delivery of the Davenport Community Rail Overpass project.
Problems and Purpose
The Citizens' Reference Panel "was tasked with learning about transportation planning and processes, weighing design options and approaches, and proposing a set of values, priorities, and detailed recommendations" on a rail overpass in the Toronto community of Davenport. 
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
This case is an example of a Citizens' Reference Panel, which refers to "a non-compulsory public jury used in Canada to provide policy advice to public and elected officials. They are generally convened by the government or a public agency and typically meet several times over a period of weeks or months to learn about, discuss, and reach agreement (or alignment) on a contentious public issue."
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
 Reference Panels. MASS LBP. Accessed April 28, 2019, https://www.masslbp.com/refpanels
Blog from a participant: http://blog.digin.ca/2015/05/normal-0-false-false-false-en-ca-x-none.html
Lead Image: Metrolinx Residents’ Reference Panel on the Davenport Community Rail Overpass/MASS LBP http://tinyurl.com/y37hymzd