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American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship

The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) scholarship application deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline for all applications is Friday, May 31, 2013.  Visit www.aptfd.org for information on the scholarships available (see the “Our Work” menu) and to download the scholarship application.  Please share with any upper class college students or graduate students that you know are interested in pursuing a … Continue reading

USDOT Transportation Data Palooza on May 9

On May 9, 2013, USDOT will be hosting Transportation Data Palooza at USDOT Headquarters, located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington DC, 20590. Registration to attend in person or via webinar is now open. Sign up soon, since space is limited! The purpose of this event is to showcase innovative technology solutions that: Enhance … Continue reading

YPT Mentor Interviews – TRB Executive Director, Robert E. Skinner, Jr.

Most of our YPT friends and members should be familiar with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. Our guest today, Robert Skinner, has been the Executive Director of TRB since 1994. Mr. Skinner graciously gave us his time and insights into the challenges of championing transportation research for twenty years in a … Continue reading

DC Job Alert: Safe Routes to School Fellow

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) is seeking a professional and detail-oriented candidate with experience in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy or policy to join the National Partnership as the Greater Washington DC Active Transportation Fellow. This is a temporary, contract position. Applications are due Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by 12 p.m. ET. The … Continue reading

Job Alert: Connecticut DOT Employment Opportunities

Join Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) in its mission to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. CTDOT estimates that 20% of their workforce will be eligible to retire within 3 years so this could be a great opportunity with room … Continue reading

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Event with YPT Boston

The YPT Boston Board is pleased to announce the continuation of our Distinguished Speaker Series! Please join us for this great event on May 1 featuring MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard Davey. Register here: http://yptbostonmay2013secdavey.eventbrite.com/(if you are a YPT Member, please contact membership@yptboston.org to inquire about Member tickets) Secretary Davey will talk with attendees about his career path … Continue reading

Many Thanks to YPT SF Bay Sponsors

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new Golden Gate (highest tier) sponsors, Fehr & Peers and Parsons Brinckerhoff! They join our Golden Gate sponsors, Kittelson & Associates and NelsonNygaard.  On-going support from our sponsors allows us to continue to grow. We are fortunate to have their support and look forward bringing you new and … Continue reading

Smart & Digital Cities Tech Tour in Paris & Nice

Smart & Digital Cities Tech Tour in Paris & Nice,  June 12-19, 2013 • Meet leading global Smart Cities experts; • Meet one-on-one with potential partners and clients from all over Europe; • Benefit from the PR related to participation in a tailored-made Tech Tour sponsored by the French Embassy ; • Visit French R&D … Continue reading

Welcome YPT Phoenix!

As recently announced, YPT has grown over the past month, most notably with the addition of Phoenix. It is incredible to see YPT growing so quickly and having YPT chapters popping up all over the country, each with its unique range of transportation options. For the newest city, Phoenix is the 6th most populous city … Continue reading

Job Alert: District Engineer at Connecticut DOT

In order to be considered for this opportunity, employees must possess Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S. Section 20-302. General Experience: This position is responsible for directing a staff of managers, supervisors, engineers, technicians and clerical personnel … Continue reading

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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