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Amy Romero, senior director for Metro’s Bus Central Maintenance division: “We all think of ourselves as one, one team. We didn’t just have one mechanic designing everything. We had everyone from every trade and discipline working together."

Metro Central Maintenance: The Bus Starts Here

For the Metro Bus Engine Repower Project, Metro’s Bus Central Maintenance division machinists, engineers, mechanics, and supervisors applied innovative ideas and advanced abilities to save an estimated $33 million, reduce air emissions, avoid bus service interruptions, and develop new bus engines.

April letter from WTS-LA President Kathy Simons

Congratulations! You’ve come a long way, maybe…

Action speaks louder than words. And simply carrying the card of an organization does not mean you are contributing. So, step up. If you’re already a member, join a committee. If you are on a committee already, lead it. Volunteer for an event. Spearhead an initiative. Start something new. We women got where we got by taking action, together. Now is the time to continue that fight and pour it on.

Transportation YOU Co-Chairs Tina Backstrom, Transit Operations Manager for LADOT, and Sharlane Bailey, Facilities Director for Foothill Transit

Tina Backstrom and Sharlane Bailey: Leading the Charge with Transportation YOU

The Transportation YOU co-chairs have a slate of eight initiatives. But given their energy, ambition, and sense of purpose, there is always a chance more will develop. Right now, their focus is on teaching soft skills to girls in underserved neighborhoods. “Join us,” adds Ms. Backstrom. “Participate in Adopt-A-School or any program we’re doing. We would love to have you work with us and the girls."​

California High-Speed Rail Authority's statewide engineering manager and WTS-LA's Recognition and Student Outreach vice president, Noopur Jain

Noopur Jain is riding history in on a rail for California and WTS

“I believe in paying it forward. And the best way to do that is to make a difference with the next generation of the workforce, the students. That really speaks to my heart. If we want to make a change in the transportation industry, we must engage, train, and motivate the young people, particularly girls. That’s why we’re working so diligently to advance programs like Transportation YOU and the Scholarship program at WTS."

Grounded in engineering and science, Mercedes also possesses a relentless passion for forward thinking, for bringing the future into the present.

SENER USA CEO Mercedes Sierra: Engineering the Ingenious

Few people truly excel at the nexus between innovation and practicality. It’s a most difficult space. For Mercedes Sierra, newly appointed CEO of SENER, USA, that nexus is where she finds the greatest comfort, opportunity, and inspiration.

Timing is everything. But it is often overlooked in everyday life.

The Time of Your Lives

At a graduation ceremony recently, the speaker said a great many profound and moving things, perfect advice to send young women and men out into the world. But one thing stood out. She said, “Your families are extremely proud of you. You can't imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.” Brought down the house, but the students took note. Smart kids.

"It’s all about finding innovative ways to serve the students and the center’s objectives as dynamically and valuably as possible.”

When the Student Is Ready, Victoria Deguzman Has Already Pioneered…

METRANS Associate Director Dr. Victoria Deguzman is breaking new ground at the University of Southern California’s METRANS Transportation Center, an institution “dedicated to solving metropolitan transportation problems through research, education and outreach.”

"The WTS-LA Mentorship Program provides exceptional benefits for both mentors and protégés. The learning and exposure definitely goes both ways."

Mahsa Pan Uses Her Mentorship Chair Position to Help Everyone Sit at the Table

Port of Los Angeles (POLA) civil engineer and WTS-LA Mentorship chair Mahsa Hematabadi Pan, PE, has an extensive lineup of events planned for the WTS-LA Mentorship Program this year.

"You can learn quite a lot about the ‘who’s who’ and what the organization has to offer from the annual report."

Andrea Conant: Walking the Talk for WTS-LA

WTS-LA Communications Committee member and Consensus vice president Andrea Conant specializes in community relations and communications strategy. Ms. Conant developed the WTS-LA 2016 Annual Report.

Ms. Antich launched her transportation career nearly 20 years ago, and today she’s the third-party manager for LAWA’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).

Pattie Antich: A Perfect Landing at LAX

Aviation industry pioneer Robert Six said, “I’ve never known an industry that can get into people’s blood the way aviation does.” Antich Consulting founder Pattie Antich knows exactly what he means.

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