WTS was founded in the Washington, D.C. area in 1977 to enhance professional and personal advancement and to develop industry and government recognition of the increasing involvement of women in the field of transportation.
According to the organization, Sacramento State was nominated because of its programs to help change the travel behavior of students, faculty and staff by building more on-campus housing in transit-oriented developments, developing bicycle programs and working with Sacramento Regional Transit District to provide student passes.
The organization also mentioned Sacramento State’s affirmative action record, its support of female students entering the transportation career field and its continuing support of education for its staff.
The award will be presented at the organization’s annual Awards and Scholarship dinner, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.
Local chapter winners will be forwarded to the WTS International office for consideration for the International award, presented in May in Washington, D.C.
Sacramento State was nominated by Judy Matsui Drury, a client service manager with CH2M Hill.
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