Women transport intern program expanded

WASHINGTON – A U.S. DOT internship program aimed at encouraging women to pursue careers in transportation will expand to 10 regions across the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced.

DOT will increase its Small Business Transportation Resource Centers from one to 11.

"Women are an essential part of today’s labor force, yet women are underrepresented in the transportation industry," said LaHood.

Responsible for placing female college students in transportation-related internships, the centers will provide resources, technical assistance and outreach to all 50 states and U.S. territories.

In the spring, LaHood signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Women’s Transportation Seminar International to inspire women to pursue careers in transportation by completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in related applications.  

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