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Transportation YOU Summit seeks to close industry’s gender gap

Event, which was designed to introduce, inspire, and guide high-school girls toward a future in STEM studies and a career in the transportation industry, spanned five days that included a visit to USDOT’s Crisis Management Center for behind-the-scenes tour of the area.

Advancing women in transportation: Closing the gap

With President Obama’s recent bills regarding gender equality in the workplace, it’s hard to understand why gaps regarding pay, position, and opportunity for women still exist and why, in some industries such as transportation, gaps regarding position and opportunity are wider than in others.

OCTA CEO: Educating the next generation of transportation leaders

The transportation industry faces the potential loss of significant institutional knowledge as baby boomers retire. For many of us, a greater emphasis has been placed on ensuring we prepare those who will take over to successfully lead our agencies into the future. A program started by the Orange County Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar is an ideal example of this kind of effort.

WTS names FRA official ‘Woman of the Year’

Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator Karen Rae was selected by the Women’s Transportation Seminar for her 35 years of knowledge and expertise, and her decades of leadership building transit and passenger rail systems across the country.

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

The joint initiative will kick off at the Women’s Transportation Seminar annual awards dinner on May 18 in San Francisco. It will introduce girls ages 13 to 18 to a variety of transportation careers through hands‐on interactive activities and mentoring programs.