Transit Mid-Manager Program

Transit Mid-Manager Program

This 4.5 day course is intended for second-level managers at transit properties, FTA, and vendors to transit operators. It provides an introduction to leadership and management skills.


The program is tailored specifically for mid-level managers in public transportation agencies and companies that serve the transit industry, including public and private transportation agencies, private sector partners, union leadership, APTA, and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).


Individuals interested in applying for the program must provide the following information:

  1. Online Application
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. Updated Resume
  4. Nomination Letter

Can’t attend this year? Sign up for the course interest list to be informed of future classes.


The course will be offered three times in 2019. The course structure and content will be the same in all locations.

Option 1: Salt Lake City, UT Class Option 2: Vancouver, BC Class   Option 3: Pittsburgh, PA Class
July 15-19, 2019 August 26-30, 2019 October 21-25, 2019
Host: Utah Transit Authority Host: TransLink Host: Port Authority of Allegheny County
Hotel: Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel: Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown
Rate: $229 + 13.67% tax/night Rate: $245 ($329 CAD) + 16% tax/night Rate: $199 + 14% tax/night

The course will provide mid-managers with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to lead the transit industry into the future. It will include the following topics during the weeklong seminar.

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Change management
  • Critical Role of Mid Managers
  • Crossing the Generational Divide

The course includes classroom instruction, group workshops, a leadership panel with industry experts, and follow up webinars.

In addition, it includes two individualized confidential coaching sessions that provide each participant with detailed feedback and growth opportunities.


  • Develop tools to act as a bridge between senior leadership and public facing employees. 
  • Improve strategic thinking skills. 
  • Gain a broader knowledge of industry trends. 
  • Understand the critical role of mid-level managers. 
  • Learn the balance between leading people and managing activities. 
  • Create alignment up, down, and across the organization. 
  • Hone team and trust building skills. 
  • Strengthen coaching and feedback skills. 
  • Learn to lead and manage employees in different generations. 
  • Develop a network across agencies and organizations. 



Instruction team includes Kevin Catlin, Eno Senior Advisor and Managing Partner of Insight Strategies, Carita Ducre, Eno Instructor and Senior Consultant at Insight Strategies and  Erin Shumate, Eno Instructor and Deputy Director, Professional Development Programs, Eno Center for Transportation.


The fee for the Monday through Friday program is $3,900. This includes all course materials, most meals, pre-course leadership review and coaching session, and post-course progress review.  Tuition also grants lifetime Eno Alumni Association membership and includes a 6-month complimentary membership to  the new web-based Eno Transportation Weekly, the premier transportation publication covering real-time legislative and regulatory industry news,  upon completion of the program.

A limited number of $500 travel grants are available. Interested applicants should include a request in their statement of interest.


Once you have been accepted you will register for the program. During registration, you have the option to select tuition paid online or through a paper invoice. If paper invoice is selected, they will be emailed to the participant after registration is complete. 

All tuition payments are due before the first day of class. Your seat is not guaranteed until you have registered and paid.

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Participants will be sent specific hotel and travel information once they are accepted to a course. Eno will offer roommate matching for interested individuals.


Many Eno courses and programs grant attendees continuing education credit.  Credit may be available, depending on the program. Inquire with  Eno staff regarding availability.


For details about the program please contact Erin Shumate, Deputy Director, Professional Development Programs at If you would like to be added to the course interest list, please click HERE.


The course will be offered three times in 2020. The course structure and content will be the same in all locations. Applications will open in late fall and close in early spring of 2020.

Option 1:  Option 2:  Option 3: 
July 20 – 24, 2020: Baltimore, MD August 24 – 28, 2020: Arlington Heights, IL October 5-9, 2020: Portland, OR
Host: Maryland Transit Administration Host: Pace Bus Host: TriMet 
Hotel: TBA Hotel: TBA Hotel: TBA
Rate: TBA Rate: TBA Rate: TBA
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