Bus

WTS, U.S. DOT launch girls’ education initiative

Posted on May 13, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) will launch a national educational initiative aimed at girls and young women, at the WTS annual awards dinner on May 18 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, WTS President/CEO Marcia Ferranto, and WTS Board Chair Terry Gruver will preside at the launch event for the initiative, "Transportation YOU."

Transportation YOU is a joint initiative of the USDOT and WTS to promote education and careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and for the advancement of women in the field of transportation.

Transportation YOU will introduce younger girls, ages 13 to18, to the broad array of transportation careers through hands‐on interactive activities, mentoring programs, field experiences and a national “virtual” community. This initiative also provides specific attention to STEM and career exploration in a variety of transportation related fields.

“The Women’s Transportation Seminar and the WTS Foundation are thrilled to collaborate with Secretary LaHood and the U.S. Department of Transportation on this crucial work,” added WTS Board Chair Terry Gruver. “The Transportation YOU initiative directly supports our mission to transform the transportation industry through the advancement of women.”

Secretary LaHood will be a special guest at the WTS 2011 Annual Conference, where many of the international organization’s 4,100 members will gather to explore the technical, policy, financial and political aspects of emerging transportation issues in virtually every sector.

WTS helps women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry through its professional, networking, mentoring and leadership activities and opportunities.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

New York City Transit introduces bicycle racks to buses

Racks available on S53, S93 Routes for 1-Year pilot testing feasibility and impact to service.

National Express takes over operation of Merced's The BUS

The Bus offers fixed-route and paratransit services to the communities of The Joint Powers Authority of Merced County’s seven member agencies, including the Cities of Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos, and Merced, and the County of Merced.

Maine's Greater Portland Transit adds pass for high school students

The Transit Pass allows free and unlimited use of METRO bus routes during the academic school year, including weekends and break periods.

San Francisco introduces interactive, online performance dashboards

The site contains results from 13 key areas, including the percentage of on-time performance, mode share, crime stats, the agency’s carbon footprint, collision data and other information aligned with the SFMTA’s strategic plan.

ABC founder, industry icon Clancy Cornell passes

The founder of ABC Companies, Clancy grew a small transport service — Faribault Bus Service — into an industry force leaving an indelible list of accomplishments and memories in his path.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close