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Midweek Must Reads – Jan 30th Edition

Greetings YPT’ers.  If you’re reading this, hopefully it’s because you’re onboard with YPT’s mission.  Today’s young transportation professionals need to be brave and not just know things, but DO things.  They can’t say they belong to XYZ organization, only passively if at all contributing, they need to CONNECT and engage.  We also need to ensure our … Continue reading

Now Available >> YPT National 2012 Annual Report

The Annual Report for 2012 is available now.  Thanks to the 2012 National Officers for their service and stewardship.  YPT grew leaps and bounds last year, increasing membership 60% and overall interest in YPT nearly doubling.  Congratulations to the 2013 National Officers who are off to a great start this year with all the interest … Continue reading

Job Alert: WMATA in Washington DC (Jan 25 application deadline)

Would you like to work for WMATA, the premier transit agency of Washington DC? Good news, they are hiring a Senior Performance Analyst. The Senior Performance Analyst is responsible for assisting in the collection, analysis, documentation, and communication of performance measures in cooperation with other departments and offices that support Metro’s strategic goals. Working in concert with the … Continue reading

NYC Mentoring: APA NY Metro Chapter’s Mentorship Program

Looking for a way to invigorate your career in the new year? Applications are currently being accepted for the fourth round of the APA New York Metro Chapter’s Mentorship Program, which offers a unique professional development opportunity for both mentors and mentees. This round of the Mentorship Program is open to professional planners who have already … Continue reading

Transportation Camp DC in Pictures

Did you miss out on yesterday’s Transportation Camp in DC at George Mason University? Whether you were in on the action, or couldn’t make it, here are some highlight’s of yesterday’s unconference held leading up to the TRB Annual Meeting. As this is just the first of a week and more of transportation conferencing, if … Continue reading

Six-Minute Pitch at TRB

Join us at the Six Minute Pitch! Attending TRB? The Young Member’s Council sponsored session, The Six Minute Pitch, is competition where four aspiring transportation entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative transportation business ideas in just six minutes to a panel of four distinguished transportation entrepreneurs, including Chicago DOT Commissioner Gabe Klein and Avego Co-Founder Sean … Continue reading

YPT SF Bay Transit Manager Bonanza Event Recap

Hey YPT! Anybody else have a few too many YPTinis last night? Oh yeah? Me too! What a great party YPT SF Bay threw last night. YPTinis aside, thanks to the SF YPT Board and our special guests Michael Scanlon (SamTrans/ Caltrain), Ed Reiskin (SFMTA), Grace Crunican (BART) and Michael Gougherty (WETA) for such a … Continue reading

2013 National Park Transportation Scholars Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 National Park Transportation Scholars Program Click here to apply The National Park Transportation Scholars Program gives transportation specialists a unique opportunity for career development and public service. The Scholars Program places transportation professionals, as well as master’s and doctoral candidates in the fields of transportation, engineering, and planning, … Continue reading

Transit Manager Bonanza Event – YPT SF Bay 2013 Kickoff Event

Happy 2013, YPT! Before we all get to party at TRB, the SF Bay Chapter is super excited to present our first major event of the year. We have a full deck of esteemed guests from some of the largest transit providers in the region who will share thoughts, funny stories, and whatever else we … Continue reading

YPT Follow Fridays – 1st 2013 Edition

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Let's highlight another part of the #transportation industry - passenger aviation - that so many of us rely on for business travel and personal adventures. How many #young #professionals do we have in the #aviation sector? #transport #adventure #cloudy☁️ @bwi_airport 🎶Rivers and roads, rivers and roads. Rivers til I reach you.🎶 @chesapeakeandohiocanal #bikes #canals #transportation #throwback #travel #adventure Choo choo. #modeltrain display at Norfolk Southern. #trains #transportation #model #hobbies YPT Austin was instrumental in supporting the Greenroads Boot Camp hosted by CTRMA in Austin.  Increase your sustainability street cred, and learn more about Greenroads International, one of our Silver Sponsors! #transportation #sustainability #green #transit #engineering #thankful The #Alaska #Railroad’s main line stretches 470 miles from Seward to #Fairbanks, #connecting communities all along Southcentral and Interior Alaska. The main line was completed in 1923 after 9 years of construction; President Warren G. Harding traveled to Alaska for the occasion and personally drove in the Golden Spike to finish the job. In 1943, the Railroad completed a 12-mile spur to the tiny port town of Whittier. In total, the Alaska Railroad provides regularly scheduled passenger service along 482 miles of track – an expanse greater than the distance between #Boston and #Washington, D.C. #friday #trains #transportation Check this amazing #sunset shot, shared by our equally amazing Director of Chapter Development @wbybanana. What a picture. Wow. #atlanta @yptatlanta #trains #westside #scenery