Mentorship

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Board Opportunity: ASCE’s T&DI

The Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) of ASCE is a specialty membership organization focused on transportation and development professionals and the transportation and development industry. It is one of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s nine specialty Institutes. T&DI is currently looking for a young member representative for the FY18 Board of Governors. 1-Year Younger Member Appointed Position: The member serving … Continue reading

DC Mentor/Mentee Opportunity – apps due 3/28

Women in Transportation’s DC chapter is preparing for its 2014 mentoring program. The mentoring program pairs young professional women in transit with mid-level to senior professionals to support personal and professional growth and development. Mentors and mentees meet once a month and there are events about every other month. The program begins in April and runs … Continue reading

Would You Like a TRB Mentor? – Match Survey Due Friday Nov 29!

Learn how to be matched with a mentor at the Annual TRB meeting in January! The TRB Young Members Council (YMC) is piloting a mentoring program that matches Young (under 35) or New Members with long-time annual meeting attendees. Four committees are participating, all from within the Freight and Marine group: Freight Transportation Planning and … 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 Mentor Interviews – TRB Executive Director, Robert E. Skinner, Jr.

Most of our YPT friends and members should be familiar with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. Our guest today, Robert Skinner, has been the Executive Director of TRB since 1994. Mr. Skinner graciously gave us his time and insights into the challenges of championing transportation research for twenty years in a … Continue reading

YPT Mentor Interviews – Kevin Burke, Local Policy and Technology Engineer, IDOT

This week’s interview in YPT’s “Better Know a Director” series is with Kevin Burke, Local Policy & Technology Engineer, of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).  Kevin is a national expert in transportation policy and technology, having come to the field with an unconventional background. AP: You have an interesting job at IDOT.  Can you … Continue reading

A Blockbuster YPT Mentor Interview! – Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director of the CCTA, Talks To YPT about Star Trek, Goats, and Innovation

This week we have the distinct pleasure of bringing our loyal YPT readers a conversation with Randell “Randy” Iwasaki, the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA). Iwasaki was appointed by the CCTA Board on April 16, 2010. CCTA administers a one-half percent sales tax program. The 1988 “Measure C” program consists of … Continue reading

YPT Mentor Interviews – Debra Johnson, Deputy COO of LA Metro, Talks to YPT

YPT National is pleased to present another installment in our YPT Mentor Interview series.  This week we talk to Debra A. Johnson, Deputy COO for the LA Metro.  Debra has more than 20 years of diverse experience in the transportation industry. Ms. Johnson began her unconventional transportation career as a public participation specialist working in … Continue reading

YPT Mentor Interviews – Catherine Kibble of IDOT Talks to YPT

We here at YPT National are excited to bring our loyal readers the first in a series of interviews with transportation executives.  These consummate experts have served our community as mentors to countless young professionals in transportation, before there even was a YPT.  The first interview in our series is with Catherine Kibble, Design Consultant … Continue reading

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