The Hub of Ingenuity: Exploring Transportation Equity at the WTS Conference 2019

Updated: Jan 21, 2020



From the rapid redevelopment of waterfronts to emerging mobility options, our urban places are experiencing a spatial revolution and  women in transportation are at the forefront, leading some of the most innovative infrastructure projects. Nur Asri, Senior Consultant at Karp Strategies, joined over 800 members of WTS International at her first conference in Boston last week.

WTS International, an organization founded by a group of pioneering women in transportation more than 40 years ago, themed its annual conference, ‘The Hub of Ingenuity’. The theme this year perfectly encapsulates the vision of the organization to create an equitable  venue for women to connect, collaborate, and innovate. Sessions and tours we attended ranged in topics, including the evolution of the Boston Harbor, collaboration in infrastructure resilience, micro mobility trends, big data for infrastructure planning and operations, and financial innovations for mobility projects.