P.O. Box 10177 Santa Ana, CA 92711-0177

Transportation Academy

The Transportation Academy is an annual two-week immersion into different facets of the transportation industry, for undergraduates and graduate college students, hosted by the Women's Transportation Seminar, Orange County Chapter.


Students hear from top executives within the transportation field and experience transportation first-hand, through a series of seminars and onsite tours, including live construction projects, a tour of the Los Angeles Harbor, a rail yard, tolling facilities and more. 


Because the transportation industry has a wide range of career options, the 2019 Transportation Academy, held in August, included a new pilot program that allowed students to select one seminar concentration out of three options: engineering/design, urban planning/environmental planning and government affairs/outreach. Students attended specialized programs with industry leaders in their area of concentration, giving insight into careers in the transportation industry that complement their major.