A profession traditionally dominated by men welcomes increasing numbers of women to key transportation positions. An international organization helps enhance the progress and may add a local chapter in the near future.
Kelli Fairless, Lisa Vernon and Renee Sigel are exploring the possibility of forming a Women in Transportation Seminar n Boise. Anyone interested in helping establish a local chapter is encouraged to attend an organizational meeting July 14. The 5 p.m. meeting is planned at the home of Joe and Renee Sigel, 1494 S. Willow Lake Place in Eagle.
Creating a local chapter, according to Sigel, who works for the Federal Highway Administration in Boise, would:
Sigel emphasizes that membership is not limited to women; men also are encouraged to join.
WTS was created in 1973 to assist women who have a professional interest in transportation. In the past 32 years the organization has grown to more than 3,400 members in more than 30 chapters across the U.S., Canada and England.
Visit the organization Web site at: http://wtsinternational.org