2021 YPT International Awards Winners

If you have questions about the awards process, please do not hesitate to contact us at admin@yptransportation.org.

Congratulations to our winners! Our annual YPT International Awards program was created to fill the void presented to young professionals in large, established transportation organizations. We are excited to witness your great accomplishments and are honored to have you as part of the YPT community!

YPT Changemakers in Transportation Award

An award highlighting several outstanding YPT members who are making a significant impact in the field of transportation.

Susan Steffenhagen, AICP

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)  |  YPT Nashville

YPT Excellence in Innovation / Research Award

An award that will go to a product, paper, invention, etc. in the transportation industry where young professionals played a significant role.

Monitoring and Adjusting Transit Service during a Pandemic

By UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Urban Planning doctoral students Hao Ding, Julene Paul and Sam Speroni, Urban Planning masters students Eric Dasmalchi and Yu Hong Hwang, as well as undergraduate students Tianxing Dai and Maya Desai.


An award for a project that had/is having a significant impact and where young professional(s) played a significant role.

MARTA Army Operation Bus Stop Census

By Morgan Jacobus, Becca Kiriazes, Davis Cover, Josh Madwed, Sam Baskin, Siddarth Kotapati, Binh Dam, Saba Long, Bakari Height, Carden Wyckoff, Audrey Parker

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