WTS Northwest Region

WTS Northwest Region

WTS International chapters are the association’s most important local delivery channel. By developing and organizing into regions, the bandwidth of WTS chapters is expanded. Geographically based regions connect members from multiple states and across multi-modal industries. Chapter regions provide leadership opportunities for members to influence and lead positive changes through participation in critical and local conversations. Regions place WTS chapters in the forefront of today’s important regional issues!


Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

September 26 & 27, 2018
Little America Hotel Salt Lake City, Utah


 Registration Now Open for WTS Northwest Region Conference!

Join colleagues from Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska, Wyoming and Montana for the 2nd Annual WTS Northwest Region Conference. Also – there’s not a more beautiful time to visit Salt Lake City!



Wednesday, Sept. 26

1 – 4 p.m. – Technical Tours (Free!)

5 – 7 p.m. – Welcome Reception at Squatter’s Brewery

Thursday, Sept. 27

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Conference program at Little America Hotel

Friday, Sept. 28

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Technical Tours (Free!)


REGISTRATION OPEN!-  Sign up soon as conference space limited to 150 attendees.

-        Early bird registration starts at $130 (now through July 20)

-        Regular registration starts at $175 (July 21 – Sept.10)

-        Late registration starts at $225 (Sept. 11 – 21)


Click HERE to register!

Conference registration pricing varies depending on member/non-member and public agency/private company status; student pricing also available. Registration includes both the Welcome Reception (heavy appetizers and two drink tickets) and the full conference on Thursday (breakfast, lunch and an afternoon reception with one drink ticket). **SPECIAL DEAL!** Not a WTS member? Be one of the first 10 non-members to sign up and we’ll throw in a mid-level WTS membership for only $50 (~$100 savings!). Please email us at WTSNorthwestRegion@gmail.com if you’re interested in this special offer!

Hotel information:
Please use the link below to book hotel reservations at the Little America Hotel as they are linked to our conference block rate https://reservations.travelclick.com/4650?groupID=2127081. If you need assistance while booking, please contact the hotel’s onsite reservations department at 1-800-437-5288 and reference you are with the WTS Northwest Region Conference.


Our program features opportunities to develop skills, hear from thought leaders on transportation issues pertinent to the region, as well as network with other industry professionals across modes, disciplines, and from both the public and private sectors.


-        Welcome reception featuring UDOT Dep. Director, Teri Newell

-        Plenary sessions:

o   The politics of mode shift

o   Leading through change

-        Breakout sessions:      

o   Technology and innovation*

o   Transportation funding alternatives

o   Sustainability and resiliency*

o   Workplace adaptation – the future workforce and leadership transition*

*We’re accepting presenter applicationson these three breakout session topics through July 20. Free conference registration (for up to 4 presenters) will be included for highest ranked application across all breakout sessions.




Wednesday, Sept. 26

-        Salt Lake City Airport Tour (1-3 p.m.)

o   Take a private tour of the $3B reconstruction of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Space limited to 15 participants.

-        Utah Valley Express Tour(12 – 4 p.m.)

o   Get a Commuter Rail ride through the Wasatch Front, and a tour of Utah’s first exclusive lane Bus Rapid Transit Project, the newly open Utah Valley Express.


Friday, Sept. 28

-        Downtown Salt Lake City Bike Tour (9 – 11 a.m.)

o   Tour of new biking infrastructure, green bike program and first and last mile solutions in coordination with the Utah Transit Authority.

-        Canyon Hike – A close-up look at transportation challenges (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

o   Take a guided hike to see the beautiful fall colors in the mountains and learn about transportation challenges and potential solutions facing our Utah’s canyons.


Technical tours are free for all conference attendees. To sign up by a tour, please send an email to WTSNorthwestRegion@gmail.com and include the name of the tour and your name. Tour space is limited so participation will be on a first come, first serve basis.



Please contact us via email at WTSNorthwestRegion@gmail.comor by calling our chair, Elizabeth Faulkner, at 206-931-0815.

WTS Northwest Region Council 2017 - 2019

Chair: Elizabeth Faulkner
WTS Board Liaison: Paula Hammond
Immediate Past Chair: Danielle Smith
Monica Crider
Faith Ann Logsdon
Jennifer Miner
Jodi Pearson
Susan Wright