Lessons Learned Papers and Events
Eno’s Lessons Learned series brings together insights from innovative initiatives across the country that can be applied to future transportation projects.
Lessons Learned from the Chicago O’Hare Modernization Program
Industry experts and the general public alike are skeptical of success when it comes to large-scale infrastructure projects. Not only do projects often cost more but schedule delays, plan changes, and other factors can disrupt project completion and even leave key elements of the program unfinished. Not all mega-projects are subject to the same fate, however. The modernization project at Chicago O’Hare International Airport is an example of a large-state investment that is performing well. This paper was published in December 2011.
Lessons Learned from the Tiger Discretionary Grant Program
The paper looks at key players involved in the creation and sustaining of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program and examines how the funds were distributed in order to analyze TIGER’s performance over the past four years and uncover lessons that could improve future discretionary grant programs. The paper concludes with five policy recommendations for future federal discretionary grant programs to make them sizable, sustainable, and effective. This paper was published in April 2013.
Lessons Learned from the Utah Transit Authority System Expansion
In 1999, the Utah Transit Authority was a single-mode mass transit bus operation serving the Salt Lake City Area. But by the end of 2012, the region had more than 140 miles of new light rail and commuter rail in operation along with other improvements to the existing bus network. This impressive revival and expansion of the rail network in the region stands out nationally as a project that has performed ahead of schedule, under budget, and managed broad support in a state dominated with conservative politics. This paper was published in December 2013.