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6th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation

10 September 2019 - 13 September 2019 Irvine, California

The 6th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation will take place in Irvine, California on 10-13 September 2019. The title of the conference is “Insights, Inclusion, and Impact: Framing the Future for Women in Transportation”.

Women's Issues in Transportation is an international conference for transportation practice and research addressing women's transportation issues. The conference will tackle topics such as:

  • 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
  • Women and emerging transportation innovations
  • Women in the transportation workforce.

Background

The 2019 WIiT conference, sixth in a series that began in 1978, will focus on women's issues related to all aspects of travel and transportation. The 2014 conference, under the theme Bridging the Gap, explored and addressed the gender differences in access to transportation and mobility, responsiveness of transport systems to needs and preferences of women, transportation safety, personal security, and participation of women in decision-making and wealth creation in the transportation sector. The 2019 conference will pick up similar themes, this time guided by an evaluative framework of three lenses: insights, inclusion and impact.