The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International and the Eno Center for Transportation (Eno) research group have signed a formal memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on advancing women and minorities in the transport sector.
They have agreed to mutually promote career opportunities in the transportation sector to a diverse demographic; and to further "the attraction, participation, connection, advancement, and recognition of women and minorities in the transportation industry; public, private, and academia".
They have also pledged to provide professional development opportunities and advocacy "to help advance the skill sets of a diverse workforce; thereby ensuring the sector’s future success" and to encourage "participation in organisational leadership activities at an international, national and local level".
“The Eno Center for Transportation and WTS International are both longstanding and respected organisations 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.”
Eno is the latest of WTS's MoUs within the transportation industry, which include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, American Public Transportation Association, American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, and the Transportation Research Board.
“WTS International values strategic relationships, especially with organisations aligned with our mission and vision," said Sara M. Stickler, WTS president & CEO.
"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."
"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, Eno's president & CEO.