Academic collaboration has always been a priority for the nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank endowed by William Phelps Eno in 1921, but this year the foundation will attempt to heighten its role and confront what its leadership calls a critical vacuum in transportation education. The foundation will try to focus on this shortcoming by expanding collaboration with transportation schools and other institutions of learning through a new Center for Transportation Education. The center, like much else in the foundation's blueprint for the future, is part of a streamlining, a reordering of priorities to provide new impact for basic research and communications programs. This article describes the pioneering efforts of William Phelps Eno on behalf of improved transportation, and how his goals are being reaffirmed by the current directors of the Eno Transportation Foundation. The foundation is relocating near Leesburg, Virginia. The relocation is based primarily on the need to have proximity and more effective liaison with transportation leaders, national interests, and other research groups operating in or near the nation's capital.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-28
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 159
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00621574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1996 12:00AM