Join us for the next program in the Alliance for Regional Transportation’s Educational Series focused on Empowering a Regional Transportation Authority. The program will feature keynote speaker Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, with opening remarks from City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer .
Puentes, a national expert on transportation policy and leadership, will share his expert insight on why transit governance and regional transportation institutions are essential to ensuring regional connectivity and access.
The ART Educational Series provides timely and important information that pertains to the Orlando Transportation 2030 report’s seven regional priorities while fostering engagement across sectors to champion a regional transportation vision.
President & CEO
Eno Center for Transportation
Read Robert’s Bio
Robert Puentes is President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation a non-profit think tank with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership. Prior to joining Eno, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program where he directed the program’s Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. He is currently a non-resident senior fellow with Brookings. Before Brookings, Robert was the director of infrastructure programs at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
Robert has worked extensively on a variety of transportation issues, including infrastructure funding and finance, and city and urban planning. He is a frequent speaker to a variety of groups, a regular contributor in newspapers and other media, and has testified before Congressional committees. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Virginia where he served on the Alumni Advisory Board, and was an affiliated professor with Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.
Robert serves on a variety of boards including the Shared-Use Mobility Center, UCLA’s Institute of Transportation Studies, and Young Professionals in Transportation. Recent appointments include the Federal Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity, New York State’s 2100 Infrastructure Commission; the Advisory Council of the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Transportation Reinvention Commission; the District of Columbia’s Streetcar Financing and Governance Task Force; the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s Technical Advisory Committee; and the Falls Church, Virginia Planning Commission where he lives with his wife and three sons.
Mayor Buddy Dyer
City of Orlando
President & CEO
Orlando Economic Partnership