Ray LaHood gets Navigator Award
WTS International announced that it has chosen outgoing U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as its first-ever recipient of the Navigator Award. The award winner was chosen based on efforts to attract, retain and advance women in the transportation industry. With the help of Secretary LaHood, WTS started the WTS International Transportation YOU program, a program to encourage 13- to 17-year-old girls to set out on an academic path that leads to a career in transportation. LaHood announced earlier this month he would not be staying on as Secretary of Transportation. President Barack Obama has not yet nominated a replacement.