Application Deadline: March 06, 2015
Founded in 1983, MTA Metro-North Railroad operates the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines to seven counties in New York State and two counties in Connecticut. The railroad is a subsidiary of the country’s largest transportation network, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Metro-North carries about 750,000 commuters daily and works to provide customers with safe, reliable and quality service. Today, Metro-North operates over 384 route miles and 775 miles of track, linking the iconic Grand Central Terminal (GCT) in New York City with 121 stations in New York State andConnecticut. Additionally, the railroad has the Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines which operate from New Jersey Transit’s Hoboken Terminal and conne Continue reading
YPT was created to fill the void presented to young professionals in the large, established transportation organizations. YPT aims to give young professionals the opportunities to take leadership roles, participate in networking events, and grow their careers. As part of that effort, YPT has established an annual awards program that aims to go beyond the standard “Emerging Star” category that is often the only category that YPT members would be eligible for in other organizations.
YPT Awards are presented annually. This year, there are two award categories that will be presented:
Young Professionals Transportation Project of the Year – An award for a project that had/is having a significant impact and where young professional(s) played a significant role. Projects will be evaluated by their impact for the transportation industry or local transportation system and the roles that young professionals played in them. All project types are eligible from studies and designs that are being implemented to finished products already being used.
Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year – An award that will go to a product, paper, invention, etc. in the transportation industry where young professionals played a significant role. This will be judged based on what the innovation/research is and what role young professionals played. All types of innovations and research are eligible. Continue reading