Existing transportation networks, supported by the power of industry collaboration, will drive the future of mobility as a service. That is the key message delivered by Enterprise Holdings at last week’s Joint Annual Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Midwestern District and Missouri Valley Section.
The ITE holds these regional meetings every year to provide transportation professionals across the Midwest with the knowledge and skills to serve the needs of their communities and help shape the future of transportation. This year’s theme was “Gateway to the Future: A New Horizon of Transportation,” and Friday's keynote speaker was Mike Mangan, vice president of commute with Enterprise (vanpooling). Other prominent speakers included Brandye Hendrickson, deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration; Lyda Krewson, mayor of the City of St. Louis; and Bruce Belmore, International ITE president.
Public Transportation, Private Enterprise
In addition to Commute with Enterprise, other Enterprise-branded business lines include: Enterprise CarShare and CarClub; Enterprise Fleet Management (leasing); Enterprise Car Sales; Enterprise Truck Rental and Flex-E-Rent; Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise (luxury); and Zimride by Enterprise.
Mangan placed heavy emphasis on the need for continued collaboration throughout the industry. Strategic transportation providers have both an opportunity and an obligation to help businesses, government agencies, and communities of all sizes reach their own mobility and sustainability goals.
To that end, Mangan has recently contributed two articles to the ITE Journal:
- “The Value of Vanpooling as a Strategic, Cost-effective, and Sustainable Transportation Option”
- “Public Transportation, Private Enterprise”
Mangan also discussed the various ways that connected vehicles, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and autonomous cars will transform the transportation landscape — and how Enterprise is responding to these emerging technologies.
ITE Student Leadership Summit
Mangan also served as the keynote speaker at the 2019 St. Louis ITE Midwestern and Great Lakes District Student Leadership Summit held June 17-19, where the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand served as the event’s official sponsor.
Students enrolled in the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program organized the St. Louis Summit to help shape and inspire the next generation of transportation engineers through leadership training, professional development and networking opportunities.