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.



Deadline extended! Applications are open through March 15, 2024. 

  • Questions? Chapter represenattives are invited to join in ou WTS Capital Summit 2024 Office Hours on February 26, 2024. Contact Lindsay Shelton-Gross at [email protected] for the Zoom information.
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance by third week of March.
  • Mentors and student mentees are required to attend a Capital Summit virtual orientation, which will be held in April. 
  • Chapter financial aid requests will be handled on a cse by case basis.

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The 2024 WTS Capital Summit Program | June 22-28, 2024

The 2024 Capital Summit will be hosted for the second year at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.  WTS Chapter Mentors are housed in the on-campus UMD hotel, while high school students attendees experience a taste of college life in full supervised dormitory settings.

  • Download our WTS Capital Summit FAQ here.
  • Download our 2024 Capital Summit Save the Date flyer here.
  • WTS Chapters, access a customizable 2024 Capital Summit flyer here. (Canva template.)


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 generation of transportation leadership, and sponsor the WTS Capital Summit. Our 2024 opportunities will be available soon, and include tours, promotional items, scholarships, and more. Learn more about our past sponsorship opportunities here.

More Information

Questions? Contact the WTS Foundation with the subject line "2024 WTS Capital Summit": [email protected]


Our 2024 Sponsors




2024 Scholarship Sponsor - Keolis North America

Interested in sponsoring this year's Cap Summit? Let us know: [email protected]