US DOT Prepares 30-Year Transportation Vision Plan: YPT Input Encouraged

On October 30, YPT and the Young Members Council of the Transportation Research Board held an event with the US DOT to discuss the Department's vision for the future.  The DOT is in the process of writing a 30-year vision document and wants to receive input and feedback from our generation, the professionals who will …

Baltimore Event Alert – Rising Stars in Transportation Technology – November 18

Rising Stars in Transportation Technology is a premiere event for professionals in the transportation industry that blends education, social networking, and job creation. This event is for decision-makers and young professionals alike in both the public and private sectors, and will showcase: · Emerging technologies developed by the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Transportation …

Innovators and Startups – Pitch Your Next Big Idea in Transportation at TRB’s Six Minute Pitch

Innovators and Startups – Pitch Your Next Big Idea in Transportation at TRB’s Six Minute Pitch Applications are now being accepted for the Six Minute Pitch: A Transportation Startup Challenge, a special Young Member Council (YMC) session at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting during which selected presenters pitch their cutting-edge, research-based concept …

Public Transportation Innovation Challenge@ APTA’s Annual Meeting & Expo 2014

Have an inventive idea for the public transportation industry? As part of APTA’s breadth of Workforce Development initiatives, we invite forward thinkers to get in front of an audience of public transportation professionals at APTA’s EXPO 2014 and present your innovative idea that offers an “out of the box” solution to complicated public transportation challenges. …

Nominations sought for 2015 TRB Outstanding Young Member Award

Nomination packages due October 17, 2014. The Transportation Research Board Young Members Council is pleased to announce the 2015 Outstanding Young Member Award. This award was created in 2012 to recognize exceptional young member service to TRB and achievements in transportation research, policy, or practice. The award is sponsored by Stantec, Inc. Details of the …

DC/Baltimore Area Event Alert: UMD’s Advanced Transportation Technologies Event – Thursday, August 28

UMD’s upcoming Advanced Transportation Technologies event is taking place in College Park, Md. on the morning of Aug. 28. This event will feature UMD's first-ever Labor Day weekend traffic forecast (issued by their Center of Advanced Transportation Technology Lab). Even more, each of their three labs will speak to their specific capabilities and major projects, …

YPT-Chicago Happy Hour during APTA’s Multimodal Operations Planning Workshop

YPT-Chicago Happy Hour during APTA's Multimodal Operations Planning Workshop Join YPT-Chicago members and friends for drinks, networking, and transportation talk on August 12th, while APTA's 2014 Multimodal Operations Planning Workshop is in Chicago. Attendees of the Workshop are encouraged to attend and connect with YPT-Chicago members and friends and discuss transportation projects/issues in Chicago and throughout …

Transportation Research Board – Call for Abstracts. Deadline: Sept 7!

Call for Abstracts Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting Washington, DC, January 11-15, 2015 Emerging Professionals & Emerging Technologies: Investing in our Future Type: Long Abstract Submission (1,000 words or less) and Podium Session Presentation The TRB Young Members Council (A0040T) and the Design and Construction Group Young Members Subcommittee (AF000(4)) welcome submissions of …

NYC Event Alert: Celebrate Summer Interns Happy Hour

Summer internships are in full swing, bringing a ton of bright young transportation talent to the Greater New York City area.  YPT is hosting a happy hour to celebrate these interns and give them an opportunity to network and share their experiences with other young professionals. Interns and young professionals from both the public and private sector working in any aspect of transportation …