The Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2) Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC) is pleased to report that Nicole McGrath, a Master’s student in the Community an Regional Planning Program at UT Austin and CM2 Graduate Research Assistant for Administration, was named an Eno Fellow for the 2019 Transportation Leadership Development Conference (LDC) program. Nicole’s participation was sponsored by WSP USA.
The Eno Center for Transportation is a non-profit leader in transportation policy, research, and professional development. Their competitive fellowship provides 20 graduate students from a nationwide pool of nominations the opportunity to attend the LDC in Washington D.C. The LDC is a week-long intensive program, where Fellows meet with transportation leaders from both the private and public sectors to get a close look at how transportation policy is made.
Nicole traveled to Washington D.C. in early June to participate in the 2019 LDC program. The conference provided a deep-dive into wide-range of topics such as, transportation funding, local mobility, technological innovations, equity, and climate change. The Eno Board of Directors also put on a Leadership panel to discuss their own career paths and provide career advice. In addition to the panels, Fellows got the chance to tour DC’s Union Station and Reagan National Airport’s Operations Center. The conference ended with the 2019 Eno Leadership Awards Reception, which took place in the Reagan National Airport Historic Lobby. The reception was a wonderful way to celebrate the end of the conference and network with industry professionals.
Of the fellowship, Nicole said, “I’m very honored to be an Eno Fellow. Attending the conference gave me an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit down with transportation leaders and learn from their experiences and expertise.” She added, “I feel optimistic about the future of transportation. My experiences this week emphasized that, at the end of the day, everyone who works in this industry has one thing in common: passion.” The CM2 consortium congratulates Nicole on her achievement.
Additional information about the 2019 Eno Leaders Development Conference and the Fellowship program can be found here: https://www.enotrans.org/article/2019-future-leaders-development-conference-ldc-recap/
In this post’s featured image, Nicole McGrath is with Eno President and CEO, Robert Puentes, and former Secretary of Transportation, Mary E. Peters.