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Eno Congratulates Board Member Mary Peters on Lifetime Achievement Award
January 16, 2019|Alexander Laska
January 16, 2018
The Eno Center for Transportation congratulates former Secretary of Transportation and Eno Board member Mary Peters on receiving the 2019 Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation. Ms. Peters accepted the award at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) annual meeting this week.
“Congratulations to Mary on receiving this distinguished award,” said Eno President and CEO Robert Puentes. “In addition to a long and storied career as a transportation leader, Mary continues to contribute her expertise and insight as a valued member of our Board of Directors. I am excited to continue our work together on multimodal transportation issues.”
“I am pleased to see Mary’s strong record of accomplishment in transportation recognized in this way,” said Eno Board of Directors President Jim Burnley, also a former Secretary of Transportation. “I congratulate Mary on receiving this award and I am proud to serve with her on Eno’s Board.”
The Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Transportation is a biennial award established in 1998 by a group of friends, colleagues, and admirers of former Federal Highway Administrator Francis C. (Frank) Turner to honor him and to commemorate his extraordinary accomplishments in the development and construction of the U.S. transportation system. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in transportation, demonstrated by a distinguished career in the field, professional prominence, and a distinctive, widely recognized contribution to transportation policy, administration, or research.
According to a TRB press release, “Peters was selected to receive the 2019 Turner Medal for her influential federal, state, and private sector career and for her accomplishments in enhancing transportation safety, improving the performance of the nation’s transportation system, and in the development of new policies and funding sources to support America’s transportation system in the 21st century.”
In addition to serving as U.S. secretary of transportation, Peters has also served as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration and director of the Arizona Department of Transportation. She is currently principal of Mary Peters Consulting Group, LLC.