YPT Boston | About

We are YPT Boston

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

Professional Development

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

Fellowship

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

Networking

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

What can YPT Boston do for you this year?

We want to hear from you! Our chapter activities are driven by your involvement and we want to make sure the programming we’re assembling for this year is aligned with the priorities of our chapter members.

Many of you have participated in our numerous online-only events that we’ve hosted the last two years during the pandemic. As we’ve eased into the post-pandemic world, some of you have also ventured out with us for some in-person events.

How have your interests in YPT activities changed? Are there events and activities you’d like us to be doing or doing more frequently? This is your opportunity to get more involved as we rebuild momentum after two years of Zooming out. Let us know your thoughts in our member survey!

We have the power and responsibility to affect change

Read our board statement on institutional racism and police violence


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 venues in the Greater Boston region and are always open to facilitating events across New England.

Leadership Seminars

These seminars are a great way to meet and interact with distinguished leaders and peers in transportation. These events generally feature an invited Distinguished Guest, a leader in the transportation field. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the speakers’ work, their career path, and advice for today’s young professionals.

Technical Tours

These tours offer members the opportunity to explore transportation in practice. We explore everything from behind the scenes at key transportation facilities to walking tours of the hidden infrastructure around us.

Board Meetings

Our Board of Directors meets regularly to discuss goals and strategies, plan events, and coordinate all activities of the chapter. Meetings are held every other Tuesday throughout the year.


Events

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 Paid Member!

Becoming a YPT member is simple and very accessible! $20 per year gets you access to activities at YPT Boston and YPT International.

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.

Benefits of Paid Membership include:

  • Discounts or free access to YPT events
  • Access to paid member-only events
  • Eligibility to run for a YPT Boston Board Member position
  • Eligibility to vote in YPT elections

Your year of membership starts the day we receive your payment of dues and ends the prior day of the following year.

Membership dues are received and processed by our International chapter. Membership dues can be paid online or by check.


Get Involved!

There are many opportunities to facilitate and lead our chapter’s activities! The more events we can facilitate, the stronger our network grows.

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Subscribe to the YPT International email newsletter and choose from any number of chapters to subscribe to, including us! You’ll get news about various events where you’ll get to know other fellow young professionals in transportation.

Lead a Lunch & Learn

Are you wrapping up or have just finished a project? Are there lessons learned or insights you think are important for other transportation professionals and leaders should know about? Lead a Lunch & Learn!

This hour-long brown bag lecture over lunch is our staple event. Speakers give a 30-45 minute presentation and the balance of the hour is dedicated to audience questions and discussion of the subject matter.

Become a board member

Our board members help run the show. Whether it’s organizing events, drafting the email newsletter, or making sure we have the budget for appetizers at our events, we make it happen. Each role on the board offers a unique leadership volunteer opportunity to apply your skills and broaden your network.

We invite all members to join board meetings! It’s never too late or early to get involved.

Elections for all board positions at all YPT chapters are held once a year in October. Results for the following year’s board are released in n November. Learn more about our board positions on our Chapter Leadership page.


Contact Us

If you’re interested in leading an event or joining the board, we encourage you to email us!

Sponsorship

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

We offer sincere thanks to our sponsors:

Become a YPT Boston Sponsor

Learn more about sponsorship.


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