WTS Capital Summit

Capital Summit Students 2023

The WTS Capital Summit, a signature program of Transportation YOU, offers students an opportunity to meet transportation industry thought leaders, government and administration officials, and college students beginning their own career journeys in the industry. Historically, the Summit brings high school-aged mentees and transportation professional mentors to the Washington, D.C. area for a 4-day summer program of tours, lectures, and interactive experiences showcasing careers in transportation. Student participants are involved in Transportation YOU at a local level, and then apply to the Summit through WTS Chapters.

The Summit provides participants experience in engineering challenges, professional development and leadership skills development, networking events, local tours, and opportunities to learn about core transportation development components, such as accessibility, livable communities, and urban planning. Tours may include the U.S. Department of Transportation; the U.S. Capitol and U.S. Congress, local airports, highway research facilities, the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro), live engineering projects, port operations, and other transportation hubs. The Summit also encourages student attendees to consider a wide variety of future undergraduate and advanced degree opportunities... STEM, engineering, and beyond.

To see photos and videos from the 2023 Capital Summit, click here.


The 2024 WTS Capital Summit 

  • Applications for next year will be available in December 2023. 
  • Download our 2024 Cap Summit Save the Date flyer here.
  • Questions? Contact Lindsay Shelton-Gross at [email protected].

2024 Capital Summit Tuition

  • 1 WTS mentor + 1 mentee: $4,000 ($2,000 per person) total
  • 1 WTS mentor + 2 mentees: $5,500 total
  • 1 WTS mentor + 3 mentees: $7,000 total

Sponsor the Capital Summit

Invest in the next genration of transportaiton leadership, and sponsor the WTS Capital Summit. Our 2024 opportunities will be available soon, and include tours, promotional items, schoalrships, and more. Learn more about our past sponsorship opportunities here.


Our 2024 Sponsors



2024 Scholarship Sponsor - Keolis North America

Thank You to Our 2023 Summit Sponsors