Women's Issues in Transportation Conference

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An international conference on Women's Issues in Transportation to explore women’s perspectives, challenges, and achievements.


Conference proceedings have compiled considerable data from research conducted over the last 40 years. These are available on the WIiT website. Session tracks include women’s travel behavior patterns; transportation planning and policy processes to consider women’s issues; women’s safety, personal security, and health considerations in transportation; and women and emerging transportation technologies.


Conferences take place every 4 years (2019 marks 6th conference).

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The Transportation Research Board (TRB), a division of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), promotes innovation and progress in transportation through research in an objective and interdisciplinary setting. Every four years since 1978, the TRB has been sponsoring an international conference on Women's Issues in Transportation (WIiT). The conference provides an update on the progress and challenges in relation to women and mobility; explores how gender equality practices in transportation are increasing business and economics development; exchanges ideas on how public agencies can incorporate good gender equality policies and practices with approaches to oversee efforts and measure performance; and examines methods to address safety and security of women who are employed with or using transportation systems.




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Last update: August 2020

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