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Industry News

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.

CIIT State of the Trade & Transportation Town Hall

Oct. 15, 2019

The annual CIIT Town Hall will address the future of how we move goods and what this means for our national and regional competitiveness, the livability of our communities and the opportunities and challenges for the workforce. Technology can contribute to a more efficient and cleaner supply chain, including port and terminal operations; but technology also contributes to a change in the way goods are moved and the skills needed by the waterfront workforce.

International Conference on Women's

Issues in Transportation

Sept. 11, 2019

Join WIiT for a special Marquee Dinner & Reception in conjunction with the Women's Issues in Transportation Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at UC Irvine. Stephanie Wiggins, CEO at Metrolink, Laura Cornejo, Director of Transportation for the City of Pasadena, and Genevieve Giuliano, Professor at USC Price School of Public Policy and Director of METRANS, will be speaking about their career paths and giving insider tips. 

FasTrak Customers, You've Got Mail

June 6, 2019

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.

OCTA Beach Boulevard Corridor Study

May 2, 2019

Help OCTA and Caltrans design a better Beach Boulevard by taking a short survey and joining OCTA at upcoming events near you. The study will assess existing traffic conditions and develop solutions ranging from enhanced pedestrian, bicycle and transit facilities to improved signal synchronization.

A Fast-Changing Mobility Landscape

Feb. 26, 2019

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.  

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.

Beach Boulevard Corridor Study

Oct. 1, 2019

A study to "Transform Beach" into a cohesive modern transportation facility is being conducted by OCTA and Caltrans. The Beach Boulevard Corridor Study of the 21-mile-long stretch of State Route 39 (Beach Boulevard) is assessing existing conditions, forecasting projections of future growth and developing solutions ranging from enhanced pedestrian, bicycle and transit facilities, to improved signal synchronization. 

2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission

Applications due Aug. 9, 2019

This is your chance to become a part of creating fair and transparent district boundaries that serve the best interests of the people of California. If you believe politics are better when all sides work together and you have a passion for civil engagement, apply to become one of 14 new 2020 commissioners.

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? 

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.

How Self-Driving Cars Can Help Make Cities Better

Feb. 22, 2019

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." 

2019 Federal Business Opportunities Symposium: National & Regional Resilient Infrastructure Solutions

Nov. 14, 2019

Join us at the Federal Business Opportunities Symposium where we will hear from top-level NAVFAC SW, USACE and other state/local agency representatives, who will describe upcoming construction, engineering and consulting opportunities, and how to position your firm for success.

Extraordinary YOU Workshop: Wholly Shift - Intentionally Creating Your Own Best Environment

for Success

Sept. 26, 2019

Women in the workplace, especially in traditionally male-dominated fields, contribute in unique ways and also face unique challenges. You might often find yourself being "the first" or "the only." You can build an environment for your success! This one-day workshop is geared toward women in our local government workforce who are looking to learn strategies and build action plans to help them accelerate and amplify their success.

OCTA Seeks New Members for Teen Council

Applications due July 31, 2019

Now entering its sixth year, the OCTA Teen Council offers high school students an opportunity to learn about transportation-related topics while providing OCTA staff with valuable feedback on a wide range of projects. Members also build leadership, communication and teamwork skills by attending professional workshops hosted by staff.

Women Build Metro LA Apprenticeship Readiness Fair

May 17, 2019

Come and meet women and recruiters from trade unions, construction-related businesses and prime contractors. The event program includes sessions on how to prepare for a career in construction and building trades, hands-on experience and more.

How A Rideshare Service Grew Fivefold In Less Than Two Years

March 20, 2019

Forbes profiles Hoa Pyles McManus, cofounder and chief of culture at Share, a microtransit service founded in 2016 to get children and adults to employers, schools, healthcare and senior facilities.

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.

Webinar: Reforming America's Transportation System

Oct. 24, 2019

Transportation governance is a growing issue for modern transportation. Can today's transportation governance structures, funding arrangements, decision-making mechanisms and operating practices respond to the disruptive changes that surround them? What reforms could improve safety, efficiency and equity? In February, Eno, along with the Reason Foundation, convened a workshop to begin the exploration of transportation governance. This webinar will cover the results of that forum, key issues identified by participants and next steps for further discussion.

USGBC OC: Inaugural Women in Green Breakfast

Sept. 26, 2019

USGBC Orange County will host its Inaugural Women in Green Power Breakfast to celebrate women in our local green building community, but also encourage discussion regarding the pathway to leadership. An inspiring panel of women leaders will address a wide range of topics on the aspirations, connectivity and concerns of women as they examine their careers in sustainability.

WTS Signature Leadership Training

Applications due July 9, 2019

Unleash your leadership potential at the WTS Signature Leadership Training. Leaders who join will learn how to turn leadership theory into practical and impactful skills. Apply for your chance at sharing a room with women who are passionate about changing the transportation industry and themselves in it.

WTS International Conference

May 15-17, 2019 ● Boston, MA

WTS International is hosting the 2019 annual conference, "The Hub of Ingenuity," at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston.

OCTA Seeks Members for Public Committees

March 4, 2019

The Orange County Transportation Authority is recruiting new committee members for the Citizens Advisory Committee and the Taxpayer Oversight Committee to help advise the agency on a wide range of policies, procedures and actions. 

Applications for both committees are due May 1.

Women Account for 15 Percent of Transportation Workforce

Feb. 12, 2019

 

Streetsblog SF reports on a study that looks at why women are not nearly at parity in transportation — and how to fix it.