METRANS Directors Genevieve Giuliano and Thomas O'Brien and ten USC transportation students were guests of the Los Angeles Chapter of WTS August 14th Long Beach port and harbor tour to welcome newly appointed POLB CEO Jon Slangerup. Harbor Commissioner and CITT Policy and Steering Committee Member Richard Dines gave the tour to over 100 transportation professionals and invited students. "Having the exclusive experience to tour the Port of Long Beach while networking with top professionals in the industry was truly an invaluable experience" remarked Todd Nguyen, recent USC graduate and newly hired Transportation Planner at Caltrans. "I enjoy networking as it gives me the opportunity to take the theory and readings from class and apply them into a real world context. What interests me about transportation is the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives and improve future generations."