Living Legacies Podcast

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About the Oral History Project

As part of our centennial celebrations, Eno is creating a limited-edition podcast series called Living Legacies. This series will explore some of the key issues and people who have been part of Eno through the years. From board members to alumni to former staff members, the interviews reflect on Eno’s history and impact through the years. This project is an opportunity to have conversations and bring people, connected through Eno, together to share their thoughts on key issues and moments in our shared legacy.

Podcasts will be released regularly throughout our Centennial and will feature key stakeholders who have helped move transportation policy and practice forward, both with Eno and within the larger transportation industry.

Enjoy Your Listen

Changing Role of Women in Transportation

Lillian Borrone, former Eno Board Chair, sits down to talk about the changing role of women in transportation with Diane Woodend Jones. Together, they discuss Lillian’s long career and how Eno can continue to encourage gender equity in the field.

The Evolution of Institutional Governance

Listen in as John Porcari and Mortimer Downey, who both served as Deputy Director of Transportation at U.S. DOT, talk about the importance of governance. This episode will explore the evolving governance of our federal and local transportation institutions and how potential reforms could improve transportation.

Rethinking Transportation Funding

Federal, state, and local governments all play a significant role in funding $300 billion in annual transportation spending. Join Former Secretary Peters and Tyler Duvall to explore the evolving role of the federal government in funding and financing our transportation systems and what the future might hold.

Eno/MAX and the Power of Experiential Learning

In 2012, leaders at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) founded the Multi-Agency Exchange (MAX) Program. Listen in as Gary Thomas and Phil Washington, two of the program founders, talk about the history and impact of the program with Jerry Premo, former Eno board member and distinguished transit professional.

The Legacy of Thomas J. O’Bryant

Along with a successful career in the financial industry, transportation policy was a large part of Thomas O’Bryant’s life and legacy. Tom was a driving force behind Eno’s Future Leaders Development Conference and devoted a significant amount of his time to serving Eno’s transportation leadership and policy research efforts. In this episode, Linda O’Bryant, who endowed the Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellowship in his honor, will reflect on the importance of education and training to Eno’s legacy and discussion the ongoing impact of the Fellowship with former O’Bryant Fellow, Dr. Alice Grossman.

On the Legacy of Mr. Eno

The Eno Center for Transportation (Eno) was founded in 1921 by William Phelps Eno (1859-1945), who pioneered the field of traffic management in the United States and Europe. Mr. Eno sought to promote safe mobility by ensuring that traffic control became an accepted role of government and traffic engineering became a recognized professional discipline. In this episode, former Eno President Tom Downs sits down to discuss his legacy with current Eno President Rob Puentes.

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