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2020 Impact Report

Once in a Century

We all know 2020 was a time like no other for transportation.

 

At the beginning of last April, when all but seven states had issued some type of stay-at-home order, passenger transportation essentially halted. Airline travel was cleaved and traffic on toll roads sank. Transit agency chiefs found themselves begging people not to ride in order to protect their workers and the essential front lines workers who still needed to travel. Truly it was a year none of us expected.

 

Yet transportation does not operate in a vacuum and, in fact, is nested in the major issues that defined the tumultuous year. The complicated logistics of transporting millions of vaccines illustrate the importance of transportation and well as its role in getting people to testing and inoculation sites. The race and equity issues that the nation reckoned with highlight the role of transportation in providing inclusive access to jobs, education, and health care. Ongoing climate concerns spotlight the fact last year transportation remained the largest contributor to U.S. greenhouse gases.

 

In short, the last twelve months demonstrated clearly why Eno's work is more important, imperative, and impactful as ever.

 

In March we established a comprehensive hub on our website for COVID-19 news and information and a collection of helpful resources for transportation professionals. We also launched a Road to Recovery webinar series that focuses on how transportation organizations can strategically prepare for their post-COVID future. The series features advice from practitioners and policy experts from their real-world experiences.

 

While the pandemic made Eno's excellent in-person classes and courses impossible, we quickly pivoted to virtual learnings to ensure the industry's professional development needs would continue to be met. The top-notch curriculum was supplemented with content relevant to the existential challenges transit agencies, companies, and organizations were facing. We met professionals' demands for the leadership "edge" during the pandemic to advance their careers, for better sense-making on transportation's changing landscape and, ultimately, what all this means for them personally.

 

Our policy work remained as timely as ever as we accelerated critical projects on subjects such as the role of transportation in improving America's health and protecting transportation's front-line workforce. We also reoriented research and analysis on a range of topics from congestion pricing, to mobility-on-demand, to unmanned aerial systems to reflect not just the current moment, but the road ahead. Our work on transit costs and project delivery is proving particularly important as agencies potentially look to do more in a resource-constrained environment.

 

And at a time when informed facts and independent insights without the spin are at a premium, Eno Transportation Weekly was there to provide that valuable perspective. With the transportation-related news and analysis coming thick and fast all year long, ETW demonstrated why it's so indispensable.

 

But we do not do it alone. Everything we do reflects some kind of partnership, whether formal or informal. Our stellar Boards of Directors, Advisors, and Regents continue to lend their valuable time and expertise. And in a year filled with plenty of distractions, our members, contributors, and affiliates reaffirmed their commitment to this organization again and again, for which we are very grateful.

 

Like last year, we know 2021 will be far from normal. Importantly for us, it is Eno's Centenary. We look forward to working with you all as we celebrate the last 100 years of legacy, innovation, and impact. Thanks to you, we are poised, ready, and strategically set for the next 100 as well.

Robert Puentes

President and CEO

James Burnley

Board Chairman

Click Below to Explore Eno's Impact

Eno, along with the rest of the world, was impacted on every level by the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything went virtual practically overnight, causing a tsunami of change in the way we do business. But Eno leaned into the changes and in the words of our founder met “change with change” to remain impactful and relevant in unprecedented times.

Education and Training

Our leading-edge research and analysis on critical and emerging issues is rooted in our  understanding of the transportation landscape now. Through our spectrum of virtual learning programs, we help ensure leaders have access to the  information they need to shape solutions and inform decision-making.

Congestion Pricing

Eno released 10 principles for congestion pricing in America, based on our research and 2019 study tour.

Redesigning Mobility

Working with Foursquare and TRB, Eno looked at how to evolve our mobility networks to meet today's demands.

Moving MOD Forward

Eno continued its evaluation of LA Metro and Sound Transit's FTA Mobility on Demand sandbox projects.

ETW Coverage

Read more about ETW's up-to date news, op-eds, and analysis on COVID-19 and other critical topics from 2020

Educational Webinars

For many seeking new ideas and connections amid unfamiliar challenges, Eno webinars were can't-miss opportunities to learn.

Educating Leaders

Eno wrapped Transit Senior Executive in March and launched the first Transportation Mid-Manager Virtual in July.

Convening and Connecting

In the midst of a rapidly-changing environment and with the transportation sector in crisis, Eno provided a crucial forum for transportation professionals to connect with each other. Facing the pandemic-era reality of a newly virtual world, Eno leaned in to provide transportation professionals a chance to learn from each other and seed new ideas and solutions throughout the industry.

COVID-19 Response

Eno provided resources and forums for professionals to discuss critical topics and learn from each other.

Propel: An Alumni Magazine

The premier edition of a new digital magazine for alumni of our professional development programs focused on COVID-19.

Aviation Working Group

In 2020, Eno published the first in a series of papers exploring regulation of unmanned aerial systems in the United States.

Project Delivery Initiative

Eno continued work on our multi-year initiative to investigate transit project delivery costs and practices.

Inside Eno and What's Next

Our combination of policy research and analysis and professional and organizational development programs doubles our impact. As we start our Centennial year, we turn to you, our network of members and supporters, to say thank you and ask you to help us remain ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of transportation. 

Financials

Learn about Eno's funding sources in 2020 and our commitment to independence and transparency.

Supporters

In the spirit of transparency, Eno publishes a list of our members, funders, and other supporters annually.

Eno @ 100 Years

In 2021 and 2022, Eno is excited to celebrate our 100 year birthday and look toward our next 100 with you.

Education and Training

Congestion Pricing

In May, Eno published a research report, “Congestion Pricing in the United States: Principles for Developing a Viable Program to Advance Sustainability and Equity Goals.” The report outlines key concepts, challenges, and best practices for elected officials, civic leaders, advocates, and agency practitioners to consider as they consider the feasibility of congestion pricing for their regions. One primary takeaway of the report is that congestion pricing can yield revenues for investment in other modes, like public and active transportation, that meet community priorities for sustainability and equity.

Moving MOD Forward

Agencies continue to be interested in app-based, on-demand, shared services as a way to augment their transit networks. Eno published four in a series of policy papers covering key policy topics in partnerships between public agencies and private mobility providers using the MOD Sandbox pilot projects in Los Angeles and Puget Sound as robust case studies. The reports and webinar recordings on the subject are available on Eno's MOD webpage

Educational Webinars

This year, Eno's webinars were more critical than ever before, as transportation professionals grappled with the impacts of COVID-19.

24,852

People Attended Eno's Webinars

92%

off participants said the webinar provided them with new knowledge or information they could use

3,204

Hours of Webinars Watched on YouTube

Educating Leaders

Transit Senior Executive

The TSE program is tailored specifically for senior-level managers who possess a strong commitment to the public transportation industry and currently serve in a senior leadership role.  The program includes opportunities to interact with industry luminaries and experts, discuss leadership challenges with peers and faculty, participate in coaching sessions, engage in challenging real-world exercises, and much more.

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WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAID

“Amazing experience. More than I expected...by miles.”

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Paul J. Wiedefeld

Paul J. Wiedefeld

Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas

William E. Harrell

William E. Harrell

Carmen Bianco

Carmen Bianco

Speaker

Speaker

Carolyn Flower

Carolyn Flower

Katherine Kelleman

Katherine Kelleman

Activity

Activity

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WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

“I feel like you provided bridges that connect my priorities so I can communicate the why”

The TMM-V course includes virtual classroom instruction, executive roundtables, a leadership panel with foremost industry experts, a comprehensive leadership evaluation through the 360 Leadership Assessment, and follow up webinars. In addition, it includes an individualized coaching session following the 360 Leadership Assessment that provides each participant with detailed feedback and growth opportunities.

Transportation Mid-Manager Virtual

TCRP Report: Redesigning Transit Networks for thee New Mobility Future

Eno served on a research team led by Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning to evaluate transit network redesigns in the new mobility era for the Transportation Research Board’s Transit Cooperative Research Program. The report provides guidance for public transit officials on service planning and bus network redesign, and how new mobility options like transportation network companies, microtransit, and other app-based mobility providers may affect decisions about changing transit networks to meet rider needs. The report was recently released by TRB and can be accessed on their website.

 
 
 
 

Eno Transportation Weekly: First-In-Class News and Analysis

Eno Transportation Weekly (ETW) continued to be a source of up-tp-date information and analysis. Led by Jeff Davis, ETW makes sense of the policy impacts of federal legislation and provides insight into leading-edge practice across the country.

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unique readers of ETW articles

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Average time reading articles

Top 10 ETW Articles in 2020

Covid 19

Paul Lewis

The Effects of Coronavirus on Transportation

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Robert Puentes

COVID’s Differing Impact on Transit Ridership

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Jeff Davis

Amendments Filed to INVEST in America Act Ahead of House Committee Markup

Reading a Book

Jeff Davis

Free Transportation Books to Read During Coronavirus Quarantine

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Brianne Eby

How Might Personal Transportation Behaviors Change as a Result of COVID-19, and What Does That Mean for Policy?

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Jeff Davis

Final Version of $2 Trillion COVID Response Bill Has $114 Billion for Transportation

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Jeff Davis

COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Extension of Real ID Enforcement Deadline

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Jeff Davis

Highway Funding in New House COVID Bill Reinforces Funding Formula Inequities

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Jeff Davis

Water Infrastructure Funding Takes Hit In Trump FY21 Budget

Top ETW Guest Op-Eds in 2020

It Turns Out, Humans Are Pretty Smart: Developing Self-Driving Cars Is Harder Than We Thought

Bob Brydia

Micromobility Can Get America Moving Again

Mark Joseph

Robbie Diamond

Transit Agencies Continue to Renew Their Missions and Reinvent Service

Art Guzzetti

 
 

Convening and Connecting

COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge transportation organizations across the United States and around the globe. Eno seeks to help them respond by providing up-to-date information, connections to others in the field, and actionable ideas to respond, collected on our COVID-19 Resources Page.

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People Accessed these Resources

6,073

People Attended Road to Recovery Webinars

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WHAT PEOPLE SAID

“[E]ven through COVID-19, Eno has been able to convene respected experts and organize programs relevant to current and ongoing challenges."

Road to Recovery Webinars

Propel: An Alumni Publication

Inspired by our professional development motto, Propel features Learning, Leadership, and Legacy sections on timely industry topics by experts in the field, leadership advice from foremost luminaries, and spotlights to highlight alumni who are putting innovative thought and strategy into real action. 

The Fall 2020 theme focused on post-recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, moving beyond what's happening now to what will happen next. The inaugural issue's articles explored how to respond to the current crisis, sharpen your focus on the most impactful areas, and plan effectively for the post-COVID future.  Featured articles include:

  • A Case Study in Funding: Future California Transportation Revenue in a COVID-19 Future by Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Hannah King, and Martin Wachs

  • Three Areas Transit Leaders Must Focus On to Future Proof Their Agency by Paul Comfort

  • Tips from the Top with Carmen Bianco

  • Advancing Ethics with Carolyn Flowers

  • Alumni Spotlight on Rhonda Allen

Aviation Working Group Tackles UAS

Eno's Aviation Working Group worked with industry partners to confront the ongoing crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Working Group also continued its pressing research into integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in to the national airspace. Bridging the Gap was the first in a series of research reports evaluating the next steps in creating a safe, integrated airspace. The report was the subject of webinars and a series of podcast interviews, available on the UAS Resources Page

Members of the Aviation Working Group include:

Airlines for America | Air Line Pilots Association | Airport Minority Advisory Council | American Airlines | Boeing | National Association of Manufacturers | International Air Transport Association | Japan International Transport Institute, USA (JITI) | National Air Traffic Controllers Association | ON Semiconductor | University of North Dakota | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Project Delivery Initiative

Amid rising scrutiny of costs and timelines for major rail transit projects in the United States, Eno is undertaking a research, policy, and communications project to analyze current and historical trends in transit project delivery in the United States compared to peer countries abroad. In consultation with Eno’s Project Delivery Advisory Panel during the spring and summer of 2020, Eno selected eight domestic and international regions for case studies of project delivery practices, and published a comprehensive database of transit construction costs to compare transit investments in North America and 

Europe, which received coverage in several media outlets. The research team conducted dozens of case study interviews with experts and stakeholders in the fall of 2020 to learn more about specific projects, reveal common themes in project delivery across regions, and help determine which cost and timeline drivers appear to have the most significant impact on project outcomes. Eno also launched a dedicated project delivery webpage in the fall to serve as a central hub for project information, work products, and media mentions. In addition to housing Eno’s research, the webpage includes a regularly updated repository of existing literature and ongoing work on project delivery by other research teams across the county.

Members of the Advisory Panel include:

Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy, Georgia Institute of Technology | Andrew Bata,  North America UITP | Allison Black, American Road & Transportation Builders Association | Chantal Cantarelli, Sheffield University Management School | David Carol, American Public Transportation Association | Aileen Carrigan, Bepsoke Transit Solutions | Richard Clarke, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation | Nuria Fernandez, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority | Raj Srinath, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority | Eric Goldwyn, New York University’s Marron Institute | Tracy Gordon, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center | Hani Mahmassani, Northwestern University Transportation Center | Beth Osborne, Transportation for America | Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts Department of Transportation | Thomas Prendergast, AECOM | Christof Spieler, Rice University | Ali Touran, Northeastern University College of Engineering | Carole Voulgaris, Harvard Graduate School of Design | Charlie Zelle, Metropolitan Council | Edwina Smallwood, Federal Transit Administration | Rabinder Bains, Federal Transit Administration | Mia Veltri, Federal Transit Administration 

 
 
 
 

Inside Eno and What's Next

Financials

Thanks to the generosity of a diverse and growing number of partners and members across the transportation industry, Eno continues to deliver excellent research and analysis and top-notch professional development programs. In all our endeavors, Eno focuses on our mission and is guided by our core values. We do not seek or accept financial support that would undermine those values or compromise our commitment to remain unbiased and independent. Below is a breakdown of Eno's program expenses and revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.

2020  Program Expenses

Research + Analysis

Program Tuition

2020  Revenue

Memberships

Grants + Contracts

Tuition

Donations

Members and Funders

Our combination of policy research and analysis and professional and organizational development programs doubles our impact. As we start our Centennial year, we turn to you, our network of members and supporters, to say thank you and ask you to help us remain ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving world of transportation.

Titanium ($30,000+)

AECOM

Boeing

Linda O'Bryant

STV, Inc.

Silver

($10,000+)

Blackberry
HDR, Inc.
NCDOT
Southern California Association of Governments
Transdev
WSP USA

Platinum

($20,000+)

American Airlines, Inc.
BNSF
CATS
DART
MARTA
On Semiconductor
Port Authority of Allegheny County
Sound Transit
Uber Technologies
US Chamber of Commerce
Valley Metro
WMATA

Leader

($2,000+)

American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Arkansas Department of Transportation
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)

Florida Department of Transportation
General Contractors Association of NY
Graham Hill, Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Greg Rogers, Nuro
Illinois Department of Transportation
James Burnley

Kerri Leininger, NRMCA
LA Metro
Maricopa Association of Governments
Montana Department of Transportation
New York DOT
Nicholas Josefowitz
Orange County Transportation Authority
Rich Swayze, Delta

Gold

($15,000+)

Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Airlines for America
American Society of Civil Engineers

Bronze

($5,000+)

Amazon, Inc.
American Trucking Association
Amtrak
Associated General Contractors
Cambridge Systematics
Chicago Transit Authority
Cubic Transportation Systems

Diane Woodend Jones, Lea +Elliot, Inc.

ErnstYoung
Foothill Transit
Japan International Transport Institute
Majestic Realty
Maryland Legislative Services Library
National Governor's Association
NSSGA
Northeast Corridor Commission
NVTC
Portland Cement Association
Senate Appropriations Committee
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Texas Department of Transportation
Thompson Coburn LLP
Transportation Trades Department

2020  Grants and Contracts

Barr Foundation

Transit Project Delivery Initiative

Merck Family Foundation

Transit Project Delivery Initiative

Federal Highway Administration

Symposiums

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Transit Project Delivery Initiative

Federal Transit Administration

Transit Project Delivery Initiative

Transportation Research Board

Redesigning Mobility Networks

John Merck Fund

Transit Project Delivery Initiative

TransitCenter

Transit Project Delivery Initiative

LA Metro Mobility on Demand

MOD Sandbox Pilot Evaluation

Railroad Development Corporation

Freight Rail Research Project

Eno @ 100 Years

In 1921, Eno established “The Eno Foundation for Highway Traffic Regulation, Inc.” which is known today as the Eno Center for Transportation. The leader in its field for nearly a century, Eno shapes public debate on critical multimodal transportation issues and builds an innovative network of transportation professionals. In honor of our 100 year anniversary, we will celebrate our history and honor our legacy, while focusing our energies on our vision for the future. Here's just a few of the things we have planned for the next 2 years:

Limited Series Podcast

From board members to alumni to former staff members, the series will reflect on Eno’s history and impact through the years. 

Essay Contest and Publication

The contest will  explore themes that have spanned the decades of our work and tie into the future of transportation. 

Educational Webinar Series

From board members to alumni to former staff members, the series will reflect on Eno’s history and impact through the years. 

 
 
 
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