Eno and Bipartisan Policy Center to Host Event on Use of Public Funds for Transportation

June 5, 2012
Eno to release new paper on economic impact analysis in transportation.

The Eno Center for Transportation (Eno) and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will hold a press event at 9:30 a.m. this Friday, June 8, to release the Eno paper Better Use of Public Dollars: Economic Impact Analysis in Transportation.

Eno will present its first annual William P. Eno Research Paper, a competitive paper competition among Eno's Leadership Development Conference Fellows. Authored by Texas A&M Graduate Nick Norboge, the paper focuses on the economic impacts of the transportation decision-making process. The paper uses federal and state case studies to demonstrate that economic impact analyses can help to increase accountability and transparency, and it proposes policy changes that can further their application.

The presentation of the paper will be followed by responses to it by a panel of top experts from the government and the transportation industry. The panelists will draw on their own experience to reflect and comment on economic impacts of transportation investment.

Presentation of paper by Eno President and CEO Joshua Schank and author of the William P. Eno Paper Nicholas Norboge.

Respondents’ Panel to include: Moderated by Adam Snider (Transportation Reporter, POLITICO); Mortimer Downey (Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation and member of the Eno Board of Directors); Tyler Duvall (Former Acting Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation and member of the Eno Board of Advisors); Susan Binder (Senior Associate, Cambridge Systematics); Robert Atkinson (President, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation); and Charles Hulten (Professor of Economics, University of Maryland).

Event: Better Use of Public Dollars: Economic Impact Analysis in Transportation.
Date: Friday, June 8, 2012
Time: 9:30 – 10:45 AM
Venue: Bipartisan Policy Center
Address: 1225 Eye St., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

About the Author

Pamela Shepherd | Senior Director, Communications

Pamela A. Shepherd is the senior director of communications where she is responsible for all written, printed and electronic materials, as well as branding, marketing, publicity, photography, and media relations. She is the editor of Eno Brief, the organization’s monthly newsletter, and the web master. Prior to joining Eno, Shepherd was the communications manager for the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University. She also previously served as senior manager of Media Relations for the Airports Council International-North America where she was the organization’s liaison to the White House regarding communicable diseases and nationwide pandemic preparations.

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Ashley Clark | Press Secretary

Ashley Clark is the press secretary for the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and a member of BPC’s communications department, responsible for the organization’s strategic communications, messaging and media outreach. Prior to joining BPC, Clark gained valuable experience from her work at two government relations and public affairs firms in Washington, DC, where she managed comprehensive legislative strategies and message creation for a diverse client base. A native Californian, Clark received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.