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WTS-Orange County (Women in Transportation) Academy

The academy is a two-week immersion into different facets of the transportation industry for undergraduate and graduate university students.  Participants will be exposed to management, finance, operations and planning, as well as engineering, construction management and transit-oriented development principles.  In addition to hearing from top executives within the transportation field, the students will experience transportation first-hand through a series of onsite tours including live construction projects, Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors via boat, a rail yard, tolling facilities and more!

Seasoned professionals from the following agencies will be your professors during the five days:  Transportation Corridor Agencies, Orange County Transportation Authority, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metrolink, Caltrans, Hill International, John Wayne Airport, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles.

Class size is limited.  The dates are August 7, 8, 10, 14 and 16 and you must be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all five days to participate.  There is no cost to students and lunch will be provided.  Transportation to and from all academies will be the responsibility of the student.  Please complete and submit the attached application by July 13, 2012.  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Burger via e-mail at

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