About Us


The San Francisco Bay Area WTS Chapter was founded in 1981 by Bonnie Nelson, Dianne Nygaard, Kirsten Magary and Karen Wallsten.

Today the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of WTS is recognized as one of the preeminent professional organizations in the Bay Area transportation field. We have approximately 330 members. We sponsor more than 12 programs year, including the annual event which typically draws over one hundred members and non-members to honor the chapter award and scholarship winners. For more information, visit: http://www.wtsinternational.org/sanfrancisco//history/


From networking opportunities to forums on various issues affecting the transportation industry, the benefits of being a WTS member are immense.

As an international transportation organization, WTS strives to support, promote and advance women in all facets of transportation. We want to reach out to our colleagues and provide them the opportunity to benefit from WTS networking and professional development events, scholarship programs and mentoring activities. For more information on joining and membership options, visit http://wts.flywheelsites.com/membership/ or contact Melissa Reggiardo at reggiardom@samtrans.com.

Corporate Partners

The Corporate Partnership Program includes organizations and public agencies that have provided invaluable support to the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of WTS. We invite your firm or agency to partner with us. For more information, visit: http://www.wtsinternational.org/sanfrancisco//corporate-partners-2015/

Get Involved

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter has a number of committees that are actively involved in moving the WTS mission forward. Committees include:

  • Programs and Special Events
  • Membership and Student Outreach
  • Communications
  • Chapter Leadership
  • Transportation YOU
  • Fundraising
  • Annual Scholarship and Awards
  • Glass Ceiling Task Force

This is a great opportunity to meet the WTS community and get a closer look at how the Chapter operates. If you would like to get more involved, please contact our Membership Chair Melissa Reggiardo at reggiardom@samtrans.com.

Students and Younger Members Group

The WTS San Francisco Student and Younger Members group is a fun and low-pressure way to get to know your peers in the transportation industry. Events are open to all and will take you behind the scenes for a look at transportation in the Bay Area. Our events have included a guided tour of the Oakland Airport Connector, a tour of the Bay Bridge (sold out to the general public for the next year!), skills-building programs and several happy hours.

Join our mailing list by contacting Michelle Go at michelle.d.go@gmail.com. For more information, please https://www.wtsinternational.org/wts-students/.

Board Members

Please visit http://www.wtsinternational.org/sanfrancisco//board-roster/

Jobs Bank

Please visit http://www.wtsinternational.org/sanfrancisco//Jobsbank/

Upcoming Events

Please visit http://www.wtsinternational.org/sanfrancisco//events/

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