YPT Los Angeles


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Welcome to YPT-LA!

If you are a young transportation professional or a transportation student in the Los Angeles region and are interested in joining, or help lead, the YPT LA Chapter, please contact:

Julia Salinas
YPT-Los Angeles
losangeles@yptransportation.org

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join us on LinkedIn.


Upcoming Events:

8/28/2014 – YPT-LA and APBP: Walking Tour of LA’s Broadway Streetscape Dress Rehearsal

Broadway Streetscape Dress Rehearsal Project
On August 28, YPT-LA and APBP-SoCal are joining forces to bring you a free walking tour of the new Broadway Streetscape Dress Rehearsal project with LADOT’s Pedestrian Coordinator, Margot Ocañas.

Visit our Facebook event page for updates.


9/10/2014 – YPT-LA: 2nd Annual Dodger Stadium Outing

Dodger Stadium

Save the Date: Our 2nd Annual YPT-LA Dodgers outing will happen on Wednesday, September 10th.

Stay tuned for details, including prices, how to pay, and a possible pre-game group ride on the Dodger Stadium Express shuttle and discussion of recent bicycle & pedestrian improvements around the stadium.

Visit our Facebook event page for updates.


Past Events:

8/20/2014 – YPT-LA: First Standing Happy Hour

Casey's Irish Pub
YPT-LA Members and Friends,

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 20th! This will be YPT-LA’s first Standing Happy Hour, which is a monthly tradition we’re starting that night.

We’ll be meeting at 5:00pm at Casey’s Irish Pub in Downtown LA for drinks, networking, and great time!!


7/26/2014 – YPT-LA and Metro: Rail Operations Control (ROC) Tour

ROC Tour
If you ever wondered how Metro Rail trains are coordinated and operated, now is your chance to learn what it takes to keep the system running smoothly.

Join YPT-LA for a great opportunity to learn more about our rail system!

A group of us will be meeting at Los Angeles Union Station at 9:30am to leave towards Willowbrook Station (off Metro Blue/ Green lines) at 10am. Of course, you can also just meet us directly at the ROC at 11am. Lunch to follow in downtown Long Beach.

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page.


4/23/2014 – YPT-LA: Transit Oriented Drinks

Transit Oriented Drinks at Melody Lounge
Please join the LA chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation for an evening of friends, fun and craft beers aplenty! On Wednesday, April 23, we’ll descend upon Melody Lounge in Chinatown for a rowdy good time. Be advised it is cash only.

MELODY LOUNGE
From Union Station take the Metro Gold Line one stop north to Chinatown Station, then walk 2 blocks west to Hill St.
(939 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012)
Wednesday, 4/23, 5-9pm
CASH ONLY

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page.


4/17/2014 – APBP Happy Hour/ Mixer

The local APBP (Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals) chapter is gathering on April 17th for an informal happy hour/mixer to meet other active transportation professionals from around the region.

The get together will be hosted by Alta Planning + Design at their Downtown LA office (448 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015) in the “Decompression Room” on the 3rd Floor, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Beverages and light snacks are on Alta! Just stop by and hang out.

Please RSVP to ryanjohnson@altaplanning.com (or the Facebook event page) so we know how many drinks and bags of chips to purchase.


4/6/2014 – CicLAvia Wilshire Scavenger Hunt

CicLAvia is here again! (What is CicLAvia?)

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As you enjoy exploring Wilshire Blvd. this Sunday, take part in our scavenger hunt!

Check @YPTLA on Instagram and Twitter to learn how to play.  There will be prizes for winners!

(Updated) After CicLAvia come to Pour Haus in the Arts District (1820 Industrial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021) after CicLAvia to hang out and relax with other transportation enthusiasts! (From 4-6pm) – Do not meet at Senor Fish.


10/3/2013 – ACCELERATE >> LOS ANGELES

As the region progresses from an array of disparate communities into a dense and interconnected metropolis, we face increasingly complex transportation challenges. At the same time, advance in technology are presenting new opportunities for transportation professionals.

Accelerate Los Angeles will be an engaging discussion of big ideas, creative problem solving, and cutting-edge technology with current and future leaders in the tech and transportation fields.

Please join us for a symposium co-hosted by LADOT on technology and transportation in Los Angeles:

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
6:00PM – 8:00PM Panel Discussion
8:00PM – 9:00PM Networking

WHERE: LADOT HEADQUARTERS BLDG
100 South Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

PANELISTS

  • Rob Hranac >> Vice President, Iteris
  • Jason A. Kiesel >> Founder & CEO of CitySourced
  • Thomas Szelazek >> Senior Project Manager, RideAmigosCorp
  • Dr. Ugur Demiryurek >> USC Professor and CTO of ClearPath
  • and others!

Please RSVP to reserve your spot at the symposium by emailing losangeles@yptransportation.org

For more info, check out our Facebook event page.


6/13/2013 – ATSAC Tour and Presentation by Zaki Mustafa

Join us on Thursday, June 13 at 4PM for a tour of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s Automated Surveillance and Control (ATSAC) led by Zaki Mustafa, Executive Officer – Project Delivery. Following the tour we will convene for a Question-and-Answer session with Mr. Mustafa about LADOT and his 28-year career there.

Please RSVP for the tour soon by clicking here!

ATSAC is a computer-based traffic signal control system that monitors traffic conditions and system performance, selects appropriate signal timing (control) strategies, and performs equipment diagnostics and alert functions (http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/index.html).

ATSAC is located at 210 North Main Street in City Hall East (across the street from the 1928 City Hall Building). Please meet at the security desk at the west entrance on Main Street between Temple and 1st Street. We will sign in at 4PM. After the tour we will head over to Far Bar (347 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012) for drinks and conversation with Mr. Mustafa.


5/11/2013 – Special Getty Tour for YPT-LA members!

Who: Members Only ($20 for a year membership. Sign up here!)

What: Exclusive, curator-led tour of Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future at the Getty just for YPT-LA

When: Saturday, May 11th, 2013 at 11:00am

Where: The Getty Center


4/21/2013 – YPT at CicLAvia!

CicLAvia makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. Last Sunday, April 21st, YPT-LA rode from Culver City west to the Venice Beach. We met at the Culver City Hub at 11:30am and put the pedals to the pavement around noon.

We wore our YPT blue!

CicLAvia YPT Blue on White


3/14/2013 – PARK-LETs!

Tour the new downtown LA parklets and hear firsthand about pedestrian topics from Margot Ocañas, Pedestrian Coordinator for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

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3/14/2013 – BYOB with Diego Cardoso

When: Thursday, March 14th – 6:00pm until 9:00pm

Where: E. 12th Street and S. Santee Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Description: We were at the  studio of Diego Cardoso, urban artist and Executive Officer of Countywide Planning at Metro, for an evening of colorful, Los Angeles-centric art highlighting transportation infrastructure.


2/28/2013 – Drinks following the Complete Streets Conference

When: Thu, February 28, 8pm –10pm

Where: Doubletree Hilton, 120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012 (map)

Description: Join us at the Doubletree Hilton (formerly the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens) lobby bar at the conclusion of the Complete Streets Conference. Catch up and unwind with conference goers and other transportation professionals at this informal event. All are welcome to attend. Inspired by the complete streets theme, a special “Walk this Way” cocktail will be available at the bar for only $6. Throw your business card in the basket and you might win a free drink!


3/21/2013 – YPT-LA: February Networking Night

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where:  @ Far Bar  |  347 E 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90012


This was a  great opportunity to learn about the transportation industry first-hand from LA young professionals!

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