Honoring Women in Transportation


At last night’s gala of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, NYU Rudin Center Director Mitchell Moss introduced Helena Williams, President of MTA Long Island Rail Road, and WTS Woman of the Year. He discussed the importance of women in transportation, from the true architect of the Brooklyn Bridge (Emily Warren Roebling), to the fact that it took LIRR 179 years to find someone as great as Helena, the first woman to run it. When the MTA was founded 48 years ago, Professor Moss said, the goal was to make the Long Island Rail Road the best railroad in the country, “and Helena is the one to make that come true.”

Congratulations to Helena Williams!

Mitchell Moss discusses the importance of women in transportation and honors Helena Williams

Mitchell Moss discusses the importance of women in transportation and honors Helena Williams

Helena Williams, MTA LIRR President, accepts the WTS award for Woman of the Year

Helena Williams, MTA LIRR President, accepts the WTS award for Woman of the Year