2018 YPT Awards (New Deadline)

*NEW Application Deadline*

2018 YPT Award Applications due December 31, 2017 at 11:59pm

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Dear Members,

Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) was created to fill the void presented to young professionals in large, established transportation organizations. YPT aims to give young professionals the opportunity to take leadership roles, participate in networking events, and grow their careers. As part of that effort, YPT has established an annual awards program that aims to go beyond the standard “Emerging Star” category that is often the only category that YPT members would be eligible for in other organizations.


Award Categories

YPT Awards are presented annually. This year, the following two award categories will be presented:

YPT Project of the Year – A project that had/is having a significant impact and where young professional(s) played a significant role. Projects will be evaluated based on their impact on the transportation industry or local transportation system and the roles that young professionals played in the project. All project types are eligible (i.e. studies and designs that are being planned to finished products that are already implemented.

YPT Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year – A product, paper, invention, etc. in the transportation industry where young professionals played a significant role. This category will be judged based on the innovation/research itself and what role young professionals played. All types of innovations and research are eligible.

To learn about previous award winners, please click here for 2016 and here for 2017 .

Prize

Winners of each award will receive a happy hour for their local Chapter sponsored by YPT International, a plaque recognizing their achievement, and a year of free YPT membership.

Eligibility

Only YPT Members are eligible to apply for an award. If you are not currently a member and wish to apply, please sign up for $20 at https://my.yptransportation.org/join.

How to Apply

To apply for an award, submit your application to admin@yptransportation.org. All applications are due by 11:59PM Eastern Time December 17th, 2017. Applicants are allowed to submit additional materials (such as project samples) as attachments to their application forms. Please send any attachments as a single packet in pdf form. If you wish to submit applications for both categories, please submit separate forms for each category. Applications can be submitted by an individual or by a team. To be eligible, submissions have to relate to work performed or finished within the last three years.

2018 YPT Award Application

1. What category are you applying for?

  •  YPT Project of the Year
  •  YPT Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year

2. General Information:

Name(s):
Email address:
Mailing address:
Phone number:

3. Description of project/innovation/research (maximum of 1000 words)

4. Description of the outcomes or impacts for the transportation industry or local transportation system(s) from the project/innovation/research (maximum of 250 words)

5. Description of the roles and contributions of young professionals to the project/innovation/research (maximum of 250 words)

6. Additional information for consideration (maximum of 250 words)

7. Please list and describe all attachments


Winner Notification

In early January, a panel will evaluate the applications and announce the winners during the YPT Reception at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, January 7 th , 2018. Immediately thereafter, we will notify the winners by email and announce the winners on the YPT International website and social media accounts.


Thanks, and good luck!

Deadline Extended: Nominations due September 30 for YPT International Board

Dear YPT Members and Friends,

Want to get more involved in determining the future of Young Professionals in Transportation?  YPT will be conducting elections to select the 2017-2018 YPT International Board of Directors.  If you would like to run for a Board of Directors position or vote in the election, please continue reading below.

Directors typically offer a time commitment of 1-2 hours per week.  Directors must be able to call into monthly Board of Directors meetings and may be asked to attend a yearly Board meeting.

Note: you will receive a similar email about elections for your local Chapter’s Board of Directors.

Nomination Process

Nominations for the nine Board of Director positions (described below) should be submitted by e-mail to YPT at info@yptransportation.org by September 30, 2017, 11:59 PM EST.  Please submit your name, title, organization, contact information, the position(s) for which you are seeking nomination, and a candidate statement (1 page or less) addressing why you would like to serve on the YPT International Board of Directors.  Please submit all of this information in a single PDF file.

Candidate and Voting Eligibility

In order to run for a YPT International Board of Directors position or vote in the elections you must already be or become a paid YPT Member by October 1, 2017, 11:59 PM EST by following this link:  https://my.yptransportation.org/join.  If you think you are already a Member but are unsure, you can check your membership status by logging into https://my.yptransportation.org.

Elections Process

  • October 2, 2017: All eligible voters will receive the full slate of candidate statements via email (there will also be a local chapter slate sent that day).
  • October 16, 2017:  Election ballots to be sent out by International to eligible voting Members for all Chapter and International elections at 9:00 AM EST.

  • October 27, 2017: Online elections close at 8:00 PM EST. International and Chapter board members and nominees will be notified of election results shortly thereafter.

Pending any runoff elections, the results will be made available to the YPT membership in early November.  The new Board term for all winning candidates will begin on November 1, 2017.

Leadership Positions

Elections will be held for the following YPT International Board of Directors positions.  Terms of office are one year, from November 1 to October 31.  There is no limit to the number of consecutive terms a Board Member may serve. Candidates may run for multiple positions.  If a candidate wins more than one position then that person may choose which position they would prefer to serve in.

Chair: The Chair serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and serves as the official face of YPT International. The Chair is responsible for administering monthly board meetings, overseeing day-to-day implementation of the international by-laws, and supervising international board positions.

Deputy Chair: The Deputy Chair assists the Chair in administering the international board, sets up monthly board meetings, and conducts the subsequent year’s election process. In the absence of the Chair, the Deputy Chair acts in the official capacity of the Chair and performs all duties of that office.

Director of Administration: The Director of Administration records minutes for all monthly board meetings, oversees international awards and other major activities, and keeps accurate records of the organization.

Director of Communications: The Director of Communications manages YPT International’s social media pages, updates YPT International’s website, sends official YPT International e-mails, and compiles the annual report.

Director of Finance: The Director of Finance collects individual dues payments and redistributes to chapters, records and maintains accurate financial records, pays organization bills in a timely fashion, manages organization payment systems, seeks opportunities to best utilize existing financial resources, expands revenue streams, develops annual budget, and provides monthly updates to the International Board.

Director of Programs: The Director of Programs plans and oversees events in conjunction with major conferences, supports chapter programming (especially when major conferences are held near chapters), and coordinates events with the Director of Finance and the Director of Membership.

Director of Membership: The Director of Membership monitors YPT membership numbers, grants administration access to the Contact Relationship Management System (CiviCRM), sets up new chapters in database, removes duplicate membership from the membership database, and assists chapters in using CiviCRM.

Director of Chapter Development: The Director of Chapter Development communicates with local chapter leadership, holds monthly chapter calls, supports interested individuals in establishing new YPT chapters, assists chapters with day-to-day chapter management, monitors chapters with low or changing membership numbers, and serves as a liaison between chapter leadership and International Directors.

Director of Sponsorship: The Director of Sponsorship solicits and maintains international sponsors, administers and keeps up-to-date sponsorship levels, and provides accurate sponsorship information to the Director of Finance for budget planning.

If you would like to submit a nomination or if you have questions about the elections process, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@yptransportation.org.

This is your opportunity to get involved in building an organization dedicated to the professional advancement and development of young professionals in the field of transportation.  We need your help and look forward to your participation in the elections and your contributions toward another great year ahead!

Nominations Now Open for 2017-2018 YPT International Board

Dear YPT Members and Friends,

Want to get more involved in determining the future of Young Professionals in Transportation?  YPT will be conducting elections to select the 2017-2018 YPT International Board of Directors.  If you would like to run for a Board of Directors position or vote in the election, please continue reading below.

Directors typically offer a time commitment of 3-5 hours per week.  Directors must be able to call into monthly Board of Directors meetings and may be asked to attend a yearly Board meeting.

Note: you will receive a similar email about elections for your local Chapter’s Board of Directors.

Nomination Process

Nominations for the nine Board of Director positions (described below) should be submitted by e-mail to YPT at info@yptransportation.org by September 15, 2017, 11:59 PM EST.  Please submit your name, title, organization, contact information, the position(s) for which you are seeking nomination, and a candidate statement (1 page or less) addressing why you would like to serve on the YPT International Board of Directors.  Please submit all of this information in a single PDF file.

Candidate and Voting Eligibility

In order to run for a YPT International Board of Directors position or vote in the elections you must already be or become a paid YPT Member by October 1, 2017, 11:59 PM EST by following this link:  https://my.yptransportation.org/join.  If you think you are already a Member but are unsure, you can check your membership status by logging into https://my.yptransportation.org.

Elections Process

  • October 2, 2017: All eligible voters will receive the full slate of candidate statements via email (there will also be a local chapter slate sent that day).
  • October 16, 2017:  Election ballots to be sent out by International to eligible voting Members for all Chapter and International elections at 9:00 AM EST.

  • October 27, 2017: Online elections close at 8:00 PM EST. International and Chapter board members and nominees will be notified of election results shortly thereafter.

Pending any runoff elections, the results will be made available to the YPT membership in early November.  The new Board term for all winning candidates will begin on November 1, 2017.

Leadership Positions

Elections will be held for the following YPT International Board of Directors positions.  Terms of office are one year, from November 1 to October 31.  There is no limit to the number of consecutive terms a Board Member may serve. Candidates may run for multiple positions.  If a candidate wins more than one position then that person may choose which position they would prefer to serve in.

Chair: The Chair serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and serves as the official face of YPT International. The Chair is responsible for administering monthly board meetings, overseeing day-to-day implementation of the international by-laws, and supervising international board positions.

Deputy Chair: The Deputy Chair assists the Chair in administering the international board, sets up monthly board meetings, and conducts the subsequent year’s election process. In the absence of the Chair, the Deputy Chair acts in the official capacity of the Chair and performs all duties of that office.

Director of Administration: The Director of Administration records minutes for all monthly board meetings, oversees international awards and other major activities, and keeps accurate records of the organization.

Director of Communications: The Director of Communications manages YPT International’s social media pages, updates YPT International’s website, sends official YPT International e-mails, and compiles the annual report.

Director of Finance: The Director of Finance collects individual dues payments and redistributes to chapters, records and maintains accurate financial records, pays organization bills in a timely fashion, manages organization payment systems, seeks opportunities to best utilize existing financial resources, expands revenue streams, develops annual budget, and provides monthly updates to the International Board.

Director of Programs: The Director of Programs plans and oversees events in conjunction with major conferences, supports chapter programming (especially when major conferences are held near chapters), and coordinates events with the Director of Finance and the Director of Membership.

Director of Membership: The Director of Membership monitors YPT membership numbers, grants administration access to the Contact Relationship Management System (CiviCRM), sets up new chapters in database, removes duplicate membership from the membership database, and assists chapters in using CiviCRM.

Director of Chapter Development: The Director of Chapter Development communicates with local chapter leadership, holds monthly chapter calls, supports interested individuals in establishing new YPT chapters, assists chapters with day-to-day chapter management, monitors chapters with low or changing membership numbers, and serves as a liaison between chapter leadership and International Directors.

Director of Sponsorship: The Director of Sponsorship solicits and maintains international sponsors, administers and keeps up-to-date sponsorship levels, and provides accurate sponsorship information to the Director of Finance for budget planning.

If you would like to submit a nomination or if you have questions about the elections process, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@yptransportation.org.

This is your opportunity to get involved in building an organization dedicated to the professional advancement and development of young professionals in the field of transportation.  We need your help and look forward to your participation in the elections and your contributions toward another great year ahead!

3rd Annual YPT Award Winners

Announcing the 3rd Annual YPT Award Winners!

First, we want to congratulate Bridgette Carbajal and her team for winning the Young Professionals Transportation Project of the Year Award.

The California Road Charge Pilot Program

The team of young professionals from CalTrans including Brady Tacdol, Nadiya Chumak, Bridgette Carbajal, Deanne Gabrik and Stephanie Sanfilippo implemented a 5,000 participant road charge pilot project to inform a potential alternative to the state gas tax to finance transportation projects. California’s Road Charge Pilot Program is the largest pilot to-date, offering participants the option to choose from one-of-six manual to automated reporting methods.

Second, we want to congratulate Sam Blanchard for winning the Young Professionals Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year Award.

samblanchard_urbanaccess_example

For his Masters Thesis at UC Berkeley, Sam developed an open source tool called UrbanAccess, that can be used to create multi-modal transportation networks for use in multi-scale (e.g. address to metropolitan scale) transit accessibility analyses.

UrbanAccess provides a generalized, computationally efficient, and unified accessibility calculation framework by linking tools for:

1) network data acquisition, validation, and processing from disparate General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data to represent the transit network and OpenStreetMap data to represent the pedestrian network;

2) computing an integrated pedestrian and transit travel time weighted network graph; and

3) computing network accessibility metrics.  Example of typical use cases include measuring the total number of jobs accessible in a metropolitan region at the Census block by transit at a particular time of day or measure the change in accessibility resulting from planned transit improvement projects.

UrbanAccess will be made available for free public use in February. This research will be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board and a portion will be published in the Transportation Research Record.

Additionally, we would like to give a shout-out to the impressive submissions we received this year. From community engagement and bike racks in Pioneer Square in Seattle, to accessible transit route sheets in Baltimore, to incorporating Complete Streets and green principles in Campbell, California; this year saw the highest participation and the most diverse submissions. Thank you all for everything you do for transportation.

Each winning team will receive a happy hour at their local chapter sponsored by YPT International, a plaque recognizing their achievement, and a year of free YPT membership. Every application we received was outstanding, and we hope we will see even more applications next year!

Please join us in congratulating our winners!

TRB YPT Reception on Sunday, January 8th

The TRB Young Professionals Reception, hosted jointly with YPT, will be held on Sunday, January 8 from 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM in the Convention Center, Ballroom South Pre-Function C.

All YPT Members and Friends are invited to attend, and YPT will make an announcement regarding the winners of the 2017 YPT Award.