The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International and the Eno Center for Transportation (Eno) signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 8, 2022, ensuring the two organizations will collaborate on mutual goals to better the transportation sector and prepare a next generation of industry leaders and workforce, according to WTS International's news release.
Eno was founded in 1921 by William Phelps Eno. The organization publishes analyses on the issues in transportation and provides potential solutions.
The MOU outlines several of the mutual objectives of the organization, including:
- Promoting career opportunities in the transportation sector to a diverse demographic, including women and minorities.
- Furthering the attraction, participation, connection, advancement, and recognition of women and minorities in the transportation industry; public, private, and academia.
- Providing professional development opportunities, advocacy, and to help advance the skill sets of a diverse workforce; thereby ensuring the sector’s future success.
- Encouraging the participation in organizational leadership activities at an international, national and local level.
“The Eno Center for Transportation and WTS International are both longstanding and respected organizations in the transportation sector,” said Jannet Walker-Ford, 2022–24 WTS International board chair. “We look forward to a fruitful collaboration as we work on common goals, including leadership development and advocating for policies that benefit the mobility workforce.”
WTS International collaborates with its MOU partners to create an industry that is more diverse, inclusive, and equitable, according to the company.
“WTS International values strategic relationships, especially with organizations aligned with our mission and vision. Eno and WTS have numerous similarities, but also bring unique perspectives to a partnership. We look forward to engaging in specific programs that benefit our members and transportation stakeholders and serving as a resource to the Eno community as we continue to diversify the industry,” said Sara M. Stickler, CAE, president/CEO, WTS International.
Eno joins a group of other WTS standing MOUs within the transportation industry, notably the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American Public Transportation Association (APTA), American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
“We are proud to formalize our long partnership with WTS and look forward to working with them to advance our mutual interests. Together, we can help advance the workforce, build equity across all sectors of transportation, and meet the needs of an evolving transportation industry,” said Robert Puentes, president/CEO, Eno Center for Transportation.
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