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Transportation YOU


Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation, WTS chapters work to make a difference in the lives of young girls by offering programs and activities that will spark their interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), which are the stepping stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry.

The 2017 WTS Greater New York Chapter’s Transportation YOU Committee is excited to be entering its ninth year of mentoring young women from City Polytechnic High School in downtown Brooklyn. The committee is also very excited to expand the program to all schools in and around Newark through a brand new website https://transportationyou.wixsite.com/newjersey The program established in both New York and New Jersey is very dynamic and offers the students unique exposure to the transportation profession through behind-the-scene tours and events, such as the Staten Island Ferry, World Trade Center, a special meet and greet event with the President of New York City Transit, Newark Liberty International Airport and professional development workshops.   

Both the programs are currently seeking new mentors and committee members for the 2018-2019 academic year. The New Jersey program is also accepting application from students for the new academic year. Interested students are requested to apply as soon as possible via the above mentioned website. For further information and to get involved please Erica Swansen (eswansen@hntb.com) of the New York program and Sutapa Bandyopadhyay (sband@njtpa.org) of the New Jersey Program.

For more information about Transportation YOU, visit www.transportationyou.org


Science Park High School students went on a tour of the Newark Light Rail last fall.

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Transportation YOU students have the opportunity to attend exciting behind-the-scene tours of New York City transportation infrastructure, including the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot (MTA NYCT), Staten Island Ferry (NYCDOT), and George Washington Bridge (Port Authority of NY&NJ).

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