Safe, Resilient & Locally Grown: Community-Based Traffic Safety Data & Approaches During a Pandemic
Nov. 12 & 19, 2020
The Southern California Association of Governments and its Go Human campaign, alongside AAA of Southern California, are hosting a virtual safety series on improving traffic conditions while reducing COVID-19 transmission. The series will explore community-based strategies focused on innovation and resiliency.
OCSD is committed to providing a valuable educational experience that focuses on learning the importance of wastewater treatment in protecting public health and the environment. To encourage learning, OCSD is now offering LIVE virtual tours. The LIVE tour follows the wastewater treatment process at OCSD's Plant No. 1 in Fountain Valley.
2020 WTS International
Signature Leadership Training
Applications due July 3
This year’s Leadership Program will include a track for mid-level managers and executives in transportation. The event will offer a chance for knowledge sharing, networking, and meaningful guidance on how to boost your career.
Successful Ways to Attract, Retain Women in the Transportation Industry
Jan. 6, 2020
The transportation industry has historically been, and remains, classified as non-traditional by the Bureau of Labor Statistics with women accounting for less than 25% of the transportation occupations.
Beginning this month, The Toll Roads of Orange County are mailing 15,000 new sticker transponders per weekday to FasTrak accountholders to replace the hard-case transponders currently in use. The new transparent, bandage-size transponder is free and adheres to the inside of a windshield to collect tolls.
Eno released a report looking at the themes and trends that are on the minds of leaders in cities, states and metro areas throughout the U.S. The survey of transit officials began with an open-ended question about their primary concerns over the next three years, followed by specific questions regarding their attitudes toward the deployment of new technology, partnerships and customer service, among others.
Warren Buffett’s BNSF Railway Names Kathryn Farmer First Female CEO Of Major Railroad
Sept. 18, 2020
Berkshire Hathaway’s BNSF Railway has appointed Kathryn M. Farmer as president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2021. In taking the top job, she will become the first woman to helm a major railway operator in North America.
Keeping Pace: The Financial Effects of a New Travel & Commuting Landscape on Toll Agencies
July 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the travel and commuting landscape in the United States and around the world. This special webinar will reflect on how toll agencies are adjusting to this new reality and how the municipal market is responding.
We are disappointed that we will not be able to hold this year's Summit, but the WTS Foundation Board of Directors, and the WTS International team are dedicated to continuing and expanding our Transportation YOU program, and Summit events.
Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists & Innovators
Jan. 6, 2020
The EnCorps STEM Teaching Fellowship transitions professionals from science, technology, engineering and math industries to teaching in high-need middle and high schools. The Fellowship is a one or two-year pathway that includes training, guest teaching and earning a teaching credential in a highly-supported environment with a cohort of professional peers. Email SoCal Recruitment Coordinator Tanja Schroeder for more information.
Video: The Women Working Construction Jobs on Metro Projects
June 6, 2019
The need to build infrastructure and improve what we already have begs a couple of questions: how do we get more folks to work in the transportation industry? And how do we make sure jobs go to local residents, including women?
Fortune reports that driverless cars can help reshape cities beyond easing traffic congestion. "These futuristic vehicles generate vast amounts of data that officials hope to use to fill potholes more quickly, replace parking lots with parks and create traffic lanes for buses and first responders."
Debra Johnson Selected as First Woman to Lead RTD as GM/CEO
Aug. 25, 2020
The Regional Transportation District's Board of Directors tonight has selected transit industry veteran Debra Johnson as the agency’s next general manager and CEO, capping off an extensive nationwide search for RTD’s new permanent top leader and naming a woman to the role for the first time in the agency’s half-century history.
Public Scoping Notice: South County Traffic Relief Effort
Nov. 19, 2019
Caltrans, in cooperation with the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency is initiating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the South County Traffic Relief Effort (proposed project) in Orange County and San Diego County, California.
Beyond Speculations 2.0: Automated Vehicles & Public Policy
April 1, 2019
This report updates Eno's 2017 Beyond Speculation publication and discusses the current and future state of AVs, as well as the existing, proposed and expected implications for federal, state and local policy.
Study Explores How to Attract and Retain Women in the Transportation Industry
Feb. 14, 2019
In Mineta Transportation Institute's latest research report, MTI Research Associates Jodi Godfrey and Dr. Robert Bertini identify research needed to attract, promote and retain women in the transportation industry.
California Transportation Foundation: Transportation Outlook Moving Beyond
July 23, 2020
COVID-19 threw a giant wrench in transportation funding and delivery. We bring you the elected officials, the experts and the people making transportation decisions every day despite COVID. Join CTF for a webinar to learn what you need to keep delivering your transportation programs.
2020 WTS International Women Business Owners Roundtable
Applications due Feb. 14
Roundtable: May 20, 2020
This select group of leading women business owners in the transportation industry will share successful experiences and best practices and learn from others about starting a running a business in today's world.
The program will run concurrently with the 2020 WTS Annual Conference in Phoenix.
OCTA's Measure M Next 10 Plan Bringing Balanced Transportation Improvements to O.C.
Nov. 15, 2019
The Orange County Transportation Authority board adopted the 2019 Measure M2 Next 10 Delivery Plan, reflecting a balanced transportation system that supports sustainability while making improvements to freeways, streets and transit service throughout Orange County.