Transportation YOU

Creating Change in Transportation


Who We Are

Transportation YOU launched in 2010 and is the joint initiative of WTS international and the U.S. Department of Transportation. This is a hands-on program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to transportation careers. Local chapters coordinate Transportation YOU initiatives. In Phoenix, we are collaborating with partners in the transportation industry and in education to offer programs and activities that connect classroom learning to real world careers.  


Transportation YOU's mission is to shape the future of the transportation industry by growing the involvement and interest of girls and young women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies.  


The current Transportation YOU Arizona program is underway. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has adapted so speaker and facility tour events are now available online. The program utilizes the Northwest Extension Phase II light rail project as a key transportation project example to inspire and help high school students build a foundation in STEM careers. 

To learn about upcoming events, please connect on Facebook or Instagram using the key words “Transportation YOU AZ”.

Check out our past programs

Our Transportation You programs resumed in person for the 2022-2023 school year. When we are able to, we are recording the presentations so you can still participate, even if you can't make the day of the event.

Jessica Mefford-Miller, Valley Metro's CEO

November 8, 2022  
Valley Metro's Jessica Mefford-Miller 

Suzanne Lansford, PE

              December 7, 2022  
Suzanne Lansford, PE, Town Lighting Engineers

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  • Empower young women with opportunities in the transportation industry
  • Provide internships and career development opportunities
  • Help young women build leadership skills and self confidence
  • Make STEM education more accessible through scholarships
  • Contribute to the diversity and creativity of our transportation workforce


Want to get more involved?

There are a number of ways to get involved with Transportation YOU Arizona. Interested? Please contact:


Additional resources

Learn more about what's happening in Arizona's transportation industry.

Listen to Valley Metro's "StoryLines" podcast


Transportation You Chair

Michael E. Book, HDR, Inc.