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August 17, 2009

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Eno Foundation Plans Board Member ‘Summit’ During APTA Annual Meeting in Orlando

The Eno Transportation Foundation has scheduled a “summit” for transit board members Oct. 7 and 8 in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the 2009 APTA Annual Meeting.

The purpose of the 1.5-day-long Transit Board Summit, developed through a collaboration of Eno, APTA, and the National Transit Institute, is to enhance board member perspective and leadership capacity by educating participants on the complexities of the business of transit. The program will encourage cross-fertilization of ideas and best practices, allowing new and seasoned board members to learn from each other.

Summit topics will include:

* The Business of Transportation
* Fiduciary Responsibilities
* Performance Measures and Outcomes
* Exercising Board Accountability
* Board Roles and Responsibilities
* Employing the CEO
* The Complexities of Funding Transit
* Communicating the Message
* Regional, National, and International Trends
* The Impact of Board Action
* Developing the Workforce
* Examining Critical Issues

The summit is open to all transit board members, regardless of experience or length of service. The fee is $250 to help defray costs. Interested persons can register online as part of their Annual Meeting registration.

In addition, the Eno Foundation will offer a free half-day orientation session for new transit board members on Oct. 6. This session is designed to help acclimate new members to their positions, prepare them to work with more seasoned board members, and familiarize them with the resources within APTA and throughout the industry.

Future Transit Board Summit sessions will be held in conjunction with the 2010 APTA Legislative Conference, March 14-16 in Washington, DC, and the 2010 APTA Transit Board Members Seminar, July 17-20 in Eugene, OR. These tuition-based programs will be three hours long, covering critical issues to provide a national and international perspective with topics  determined on an annual basis.

For more information, contact Lindsey Robertson.

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