Eno Impact Report 2019
Leading Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Industry
We like to refer to our organization as the world's oldest start-up. Although we are approaching our centenary in 2021, the Eno Center for Transportation doesn't act like a 100-year old think tank. In order to pursue our mission to shape public debate on critical multimodal transportation issues and build an innovative network of transportation professionals, we need to constantly reinvent ourselves since the environment is changing rapidly.
We know that transportation professionals are looking to each other for creative problem solving. Today, there is an insatiable demand for people to learn from one another, especially in transportation. That's why we are piloting a new Intra-Regional Multi-Agency Exchange (MetroMAX) program to bring together employees with similar roles at different agencies within the same region to engage with and build relationships through curated meetings, tours, and information sharing.
Reinventing ourselves also means using new tools to allow transportation professionals, experts, and leaders to interact in new ways. Eno will launch our new Learning Management System (LMS) in the next year to significantly build our outreach and webinars with an online platform. It will allow us to vastly expand our audience by enabling participants to access our classes, forums, and training on-demand and virtually. LMS is the future of learning and Eno is embracing it, not as a replacement, but as a complement to our work.
After all, we still need our standing advisory groups to cut across disciplines and inform our ongoing cutting-edge policy work. For example, our aviation working group is tackling the critically important topic of how to integrate highly advanced unmanned aircraft systems (drones) within the national airspace system. The focus is not just on the tech, but on how to change from a reactive regulatory framework to a permanent, overarching one that allows innovation to both flourish and safeguard the public interest.
While our work remains focused domestically, we are also increasingly looking outside the United States for best practices, ideas, and experiences. In an increasingly global environment, we are finding lots of receptivity to international lessons. That's why we recently brought a delegation of U.S. officials overseas to hear about other cities' experiences with congestion pricing policies and directly inform the new wave of policy and practice innovation here at home. We also intend to dig deep into several international cases to understand how American cities, states, and metropolitan areas can deliver public transit projects better, faster, and cheaper.
The workplace environment for startups is also characterized as valuing open communication and collective problem-solving. The Eno team embodies this culture and works together to learn from each other, help the organization remain strong, and look around the corner for the next innovation in transportation policy and practice.
We look forward to building on our successes with you over the next year.
President & CEO
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RESEARCH + ANALYSIS
Eno's expert and timely research and analysis shapes public debate on critical multimodal transportation issues
Transit Leaders Turn to Eno
Transit leaders at the top of both public and private-sector organizations rely on Eno's research and analysis of today's top issues and trends in transit, along with the actionable and practical recommendations for reform.
More than 13 million jobs—about 9 percent of civilian workforce in the United States—are transportation-related. This workforce pipeline includes a multitude of professions from bus and truck drivers, to autoworkers and engineers, in both motorized and non-motorized modes. Eno's Workforce Initiative focuses on critical sectors and innovative solutions across the country.
Eno's Workforce Initiative
Informed. Insightful. Independent.
Eno Transportation Weekly
2019's Most Read Articles
2019's Most Read Guest Op-Eds
CONVENE + EDUCATE
Eno's programs bring transportation leaders together to develop and exchange innovative and effective solutions
Eno/MAX is Igniting Innovation from the Bottom Up
The Eno/MAX Program is based on four program components, or pillars, which combine to make a state of the art training program that is described by participants as the "most transformational training of their lives."
Preparing the Next Generation
Future Leaders Development Conference
The Future Leaders Development Conference (LDC) program celebrated its 27th year in 2019. The LDC provides 20 of the nation’s top graduate students in transportation-related programs a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a first-hand look at how national transportation policies are developed. During the weeklong program, the Fellows meet with federal, state, and local officials, as well as public, private, and non-profit leaders across the transportation industry.
Alumni from the program continue to impact the transportation industry across all modes and sectors. Learn more about the lasting impacts in the alumni's own words in this video.