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We are YPT Boston

We are the Boston chapter of YPT. Established in September 2010, our goal is to enhance professional development among young transportation practitioners and future leaders in the Boston region through three areas of focus:

Professional Development

Provide a regular series of seminars from leading individuals or teams in the transportation field


Provide an ongoing forum for mutual support among young professionals in transportation, especially those developing their careers


Provide networking opportunities for young professionals to connect with each other and help advance their careers and share innovative ideas

What We Do

Networking Events

These are a great way to meet fellow transportation professionals and students in a relaxed, informal setting. We meet at various bars and restaurants in the Boston area. Networking events generally feature an invited Distinguished Guest, a leader in the transportation field. Boston events are free, unless otherwise noted.

Leadership Seminars

These seminars are a great way to meet and interact with distinguished leaders in the transportation field. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the speakers’ work, career path, and for advice to today’s young professionals. Speakers invited to attend include prominent transportation practitioners and leaders.

Technical Tours

These tours offer members the opportunity to explore transportation in practice.

Board Meetings

These are regularly scheduled meetings of the YPT Boston Board of Directors. At these meetings, we discuss the group’s goals and strategies and plan events. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. Check out agendas and minutes here.


Join YPT Boston for one of our upcoming networking events, brownbags, or technical tours! We keep the events calendar updated with the latest programming we’ve got planned for you. 👇

Events Calendar

Past Events

Check out a complete list of our past events, including photos, here and on Facebook.

Become a Member of YPT Boston

Becoming a YPT member is simple. YPT offers two categories of involvement: a Member and a Friend. A paid voting Member registration fee covers activities at YPT Boston, as well as with our National (Washington, D.C.) chapter.

Membership to YPT is open to all young transportation professionals and students around the world. We DO NOT have an age-restricted definition of “young” in YPT. Anyone is welcome to participate in our activities and base membership is free.

Benefits of Membership include:

  • Discounts to YPT events
  • Special Members only events
  • Eligibility to run for a YPT Boston Board Member position
  • Eligibility to vote in YPT elections

Plus all the benefits of being a YPT Friend (below)

The term of the annual membership fee is recognized as the period from the day YPT receives your payment until the prior day next year.

Membership dues are received and processed by our National (Washington, D.C.) chapter. Membership dues can be paid online or by check.

Click here to join or pay membership dues online

Become a YPT Boston Friend

Anyone can become a Friend of YPT Boston by signing up for the YPT email list! Click here to sign up on the YPT Friend list – our general mailing list.

Benefits of becoming a Friend of YPT for free include:

  • Updates on all matters of interest to YPT members via our regular email distribution
  • Subscription to Mobility Matters, YPT National’s quarterly newsletter
  • Opportunities to get to know other fellow young professionals in transportation through regular events

Questions about becoming a Member or a Friend? Email yptboston@gmail.com.


Election results are in! We’ll update our Chapter Leadership page soon with our new 2019-2020 YPT Boston Board.

Contact Us

To communicate with our Board of Directors, please contact us at  our general email address.


We offer sincere thanks to our current sponsors:

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Our sponsors help us bring you great events and speakers with great learning and networking opportunities to help you grow as a transportation professional.

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