Celebrating 100 years of Legacy, Innovation, and Impact: A Message from Eno’s Centennial Co-Chairs

Celebrating 100 years of Legacy, Innovation, and Impact: A Message from Eno’s Centennial Co-Chairs

April 02, 2021  | Diane Woodend Jones and Lillian Borrone

At Eno, we have a philosophy of “meeting change with change” that comes straight from our founder, William Phelps Eno. You see, Mr. Eno was no stranger to change. Although he never drove an automobile, he was a tireless advocate for traffic safety and dedicated his life to creating order out of the chaos that reigned on the streets in his time. Throughout his life, he wrote, traveled, donated, spoke, and did anything and everything he could to advance the new field of traffic engineering which he had pioneered. The Eno Foundation, now known as the Eno Center for Transportation, was and is an enduring legacy to his life’s work.

The Eno Center Transportation takes the philosophy of facilitating positive change very seriously. For 100 years, Eno has been at the forefront of policy and practice in the transportation industry. In the 1920’s, that meant convincing city leaders around the world of the benefits of adopting Eno’s Rules of the Road and investing in education and training for the burgeoning traffic engineering field. In the 1970’s, as we celebrated our 50th birthday, it meant encouraging innovation through our legacy publication Transportation Quarterly. Today, our approach includes our unique model of rigorous, independent research combined with high-quality professional development programs, and expansive and inclusive outreach conversations and methods which all contribute to translate ideas to action.

We have the honor to serve as Co-Chairs for Eno’s Centennial – another responsibility that we take seriously. We have both seen first-hand the impact of Eno’s work and we believe in the Eno Center for Transportation’s vision of a transportation system that fosters economic vitality, advances social equity, encourages diversity and improves the quality of life for all. As we celebrate thisonce in a lifetime occasion, we plan to draw lessons from our long LEGACY of policy and professional development work to help inform the solutions of today and tomorrow. We’ll explore INNOVATION in both transportation policy and practice and help convene and connect people and organizations to advance and disseminate those ideas. But ultimately, the most important goal for the Centennial is to use the IMPACT of our work to move us forward to our shared vision.

We invite you to join us throughout the year to engage with us to help create the transportation system we collectively envision: a people centered system that ismore multimodal, more equitable, more accessible, encourages economic growth and innovation, and effectively and safely connects people to opportunities.

To learn more about Eno’s Centennial campaign, check out our anniversary website 100years.enotrans.org

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