WTS History

Since 1977, WTS International, then called Women’s Transportation Seminar, has focused on promoting the advancement of women in the transportation industry.

Women were largely discouraged from participating in professional associations – unless the activities were deemed educational. In response, a pioneering group of women organized luncheons and workshops, deemed acceptable as “seminars.” They supported one another, used their connections to advance each other, and began to idealize a more diverse, inclusive and equitable transportation industry.

Today, the WTS International is a vibrant and essential part of an industry of more than 40,000 - is the number larger than that? transportation professionals. The execution might have changed over the years--WTS has more than 8,500 members and 60 professional chapters--but the goals remain the same.  

Thank you for being a part of the WTS journey!