Aimee Custis

Aimee Custis is the Communications Manager at the Coalition for Smarter Growth. A policy wonk by training and a public transportation advocate by profession, she moved to DC in 2008 to learn everything she could about livable communities, transit, and public policy. She has served as both National Vice Chair for Communications and for Membership at Young Professionals in Transportation, and is an editor and contributor at Greater Greater Washington.
Aimee Custis has written 6 posts for Young Professionals in Transportation

DC Job Alert: Associate Editor at Greater Greater Washington

Greater Greater Washington (www.greatergreaterwashington.org) is a news and opinion website which focuses on urban planning, transportation, and other policy which affects the shape and function of communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Greater Greater Washington is looking for a part-time paid Associate Editor to edit articles that itsregular and guest contributors write, to help … Continue reading

JOB ALERT: NY Riders Alliance

The Riders Alliance, a membership organization of subway and bus riders in New York dedicated to winning better transit by organizing transit riders into a powerful political constituency, is adding a Development and Membership Coordinator to its staff. The Development and Membership Coordinator will be the central point of contact for more than 650 dues-paying members of the Riders … Continue reading

Bikeshare leaders share their paths to transit-focused careers

Eric Gilliland, General Manager of DC’s Capital Bikeshare, and Emily Stapleton, the general manager of Boston’s bikeshare program shared their paths to transit-focused careers in a recent profile on GOOD. Check it out! As you go about your day, you’re often faced with the decision of how to get from Point A to Point B … Continue reading

YPT Event Discount: Smart Growth Social

Hey DC-area YPTers! The Coalition for Smarter Growth, the DC region’s leading organization advocating for transit, pedestrian, and bicycling infrastructure, has invited YPT members and friends to attend its Smart Growth Social with special guest and author Jeff Speck on Wednesday, October 2. We’ve worked with the Coalition for Smarter Growth to offer YPT members and friends a special … Continue reading

DC Event: Greater Greater Washington Birthday Party

DC transportation buffs: it’s time for a party! From YPT friend David Alpert, the founder of the DC area’s Greater Greater Washington blog on transportation, urbanism, and smart growth: See you at Tuesday’s 5th birthday party! Are you coming to the party to celebrate 5 years (and one month) of Greater Greater Washington? We hope you can! … 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

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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