2020 YPT Awards Announcement

We are excited to announce details about our upcoming 2020 YPT Awards!

2020 YPT Awards Announcement as the application is not open until June 1st.

In line with our mission to highlight achievements and leadership by young professionals, YPT is launching a new award category. The inaugural YPT Changemakers in Transportation.  

With these three award categories, this year’s awards will highlight more than ever the impacts of YPT members on our organizations, cities, and industries.

Award Categories:

YPT Changemakers in Transportation – An award highlighting several outstanding YPT members who are making a significant impact in the field of transportation. The individual(s) will be evaluated by their impacts on the transportation industry, regional and or local transportation systems, organizations. All members of YPT are eligible.  

YPT Transportation Project of the Year – An award for a project that had/is having a significant impact and where young professional(s) played a significant role. Projects will be evaluated by their impacts for the transportation industry or local transportation system and the roles that young professionals played in them. All project types are eligible from studies and designs that are being implemented to finished products already being used. 

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

Eligibility Criteria: 

(All Awards): YPT Member 

(Project & Innovation/Research of the Year): Application related to work/research performed in the last 3 years 

How to Apply 

An online application form will be open at the start of the nomination period. Applicants can apply for the award(s) by completing the nomination form during the nomination period.  

Nomination Timeline 

Award Nomination Period: June 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020 

Award Deadline: July 31, 2020, 11:59 PM EST 

Award Finalists Selected: August 14, 2020 

Award Awardees Selected: August 21, 2020 

Award Public Announcement: August 31, 2020 

Any questions related to the YPT Awards may be directed to the Director of Administration, William Wang, who oversees the awards. You may reach him via LinkedIn or Email (admin@yptransportation.org). 

2019 YPT Award Winners

Congratulations to our winners! Our annual YPT Awards program was created to fill the void presented to young professionals in large, established transportation organizations. In the past we have only had two award categories, but this year StreetLight Data contacted us with a great opportunity to sponsor a new fellowship award category.

Award winners will receive an award plaque, a free year of YPT membership, one month access to StreetLight Insight, and $500* (*only for the StreetLight Graduate Fellowship Award). If you have any questions regarding the awards program please contact us at (admin@YPTransportation.org).

StreetLight Graduate Fellowship *New*
Michael McQueen, Portland State University – YPT Portland

I have always been captivated by the different methods we use to travel from point A to point B, and oftentimes this is my favorite part of any journey away from home. During my time as an undergraduate aerospace and mechanical engineering student at Case Western Reserve University, I took great joy in discovering the bus and rail public transit systems available throughout the city of Cleveland, something to which I did not have much exposure while growing up in the suburbs of Detroit. My most cherished memories of experiencing well executed public transit and a walkable built environment came during my six-month stay in Paris, France for an aerospace engineering internship. As a burgeoning urbanist following this adventure, I knew I wanted to see this approach towards mobility embraced and better championed back home in the USA, but I did not know how to help.

Project of the Year: 
Trans-Canada Highway Twinning
Joey Chiu, McElhanney – YPT Vancouver BC

The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a geological and environmental masterpiece. The Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) is the only major road allowed through the protected area. The TCH, completed in 1962, is Canada’s national highway. It serves as a link to all Canadians and is the primary east-west route for inter-provincial trade and travel from coast to coast. It is a major access route into Canada’s Rocky Mountain parks and connects the rest of the nation with one of Canada’s most important ports on the Pacific Coast: Port Metro Vancouver, the gateway to Asia-Pacific markets. Due to its importance as a transportation corridor and the increasing traffic demand on the highway, there has been substantial need over the years in upgrading the TCH from its original two-lane form to a four-lane divided highway (“twinning”).

Excellence in Innovation / Research:
Building Communities and Enhancing Lives: A Quality of Life Report
Hannah Quinsey, Valley Metro – YPT Phoenix

Ten years ago the Valley of the Sun embraced high-capacity transit in the form of light rail. Building Communities and Enhancing Lives: A Quality of Life Report evaluates the impact of Valley Metro Rail over the past decade, measuring light rail’s continuous impacts on the Phoenix metropolitan region to show how the investment in light rail transit has helped Valley communities thrive. The report is a culmination of research and analysis that quantifies the benefits of transit investments and presents them in an understandable way; especially the types of benefits the public might not realize have been influenced by light rail. The Quality of Life Report includes many “Before and After” comparisons, highlighting changes in the light rail corridor that improve quality of life and benefit everyone, including non-riders.

2019 YPT Awards

 

Be sure to apply or nominate a current or new YPT Member for our annual Awards sponsored by StreetLight Data! StreetLight Data is honored to sponsor this year’s Young Professionals in Transportation awards and recognize the future innovative leaders of the transportation industry. 

Categories:

  • Project of the Year
  • Excellence in Innovation / Research 
  • StreetLight Graduate Fellowship *New*

Prizes:

  • Project of the Year (One month access to StreetLight InSight, a free year of YPT membership, Award plaque)
  • Excellence in Innovation / Research (One month access to StreetLight InSight, a free year of YPT membership, Award plaque)
  • StreetLight Graduate Fellowship ($500, One month access to StreetLight InSight, a free year of YPT membership, Award plaque)

Deadline: 
February 15th, 2019
11:59 PM EST

More information on how to apply can be found by downloading our 2019 YPT Awards. You can submit your application using either this Google Form , or with the information included in a Word Document, and/or PDF. For further inquiries please contact (Admin@YPTransportation.org).

2018 YPT Awards (New Deadline)

*NEW Application Deadline*

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

YPTAWARDS2018

 

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!

Baltimore Job Alert: Capital Program Assistant Manager


Capital Program Assistant Manager

Maryland Transit Administration

This position is located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Description

Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Manager of Capital Programming. This position is responsible for the $4 billion, six (6) year MTA capital program as well as more than seventy (70) federal grants. The Assistant Manager of Capital Programming determines which projects are recommended to senior management for funding consideration in the capital program as well as which projects to fund with federal grants. He or she develops policies and procedures to standardize collection and reporting of project information and improve operational efficiency. The Capital Programming Division is charged with tracking more than 200 capital projects as well as more than 200 monthly capital invoices. The Assistant Manager makes the final determinations on staff assignments and identifies process reforms to enable high-quality reporting on capital projects and timely and accurate processing and grant coding of capital invoices. The Assistant Manager prepares and presents materials for the quarterly Capital Project meeting with the MTA Administrator/CEO and makes funding recommendations to the Director, Office of Planning and Programming, Chief Engineer and the MTA Executive Team. The Assistant Manager is responsible for reviewing and approving all federal grant applications and all reporting to the Federal Transit Administration.

For the full job description and to apply for this position visit the Maryland Transit Administration.

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