YPT Boston

Who We Are

The Boston chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) is dedicated to fostering career development of young professionals in the transportation field.

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YPT Boston Board, 2015 – 2016

Our chapter was formed in September 2010 to enhance professional development among young transportation practitioners and future leaders. YPT was formed in 2007 as a national organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has since grown to include chapters in many large cities in the U.S. Our goals are threefold:

1. Professional Development: Provide a regular series of seminars from leading individuals or teams in the transportation field.

2. Fellowship: Provide an ongoing forum for mutual support and interaction between young transportation professionals, especially for those starting their careers.

3. Networking: Provide networking opportunities and seminars to help young professionals advance their careers and share innovative ideas.

What We Do

Networking Events – These events are a great way to get to know your fellow transportation professionals and students in a relaxed, informal setting. We meet at various bars and restaurants in the Boston area. Networking events generally feature an invited Distinguished Guest, a leader in the transportation field. Boston events are free, unless otherwise noted.

Leadership Seminars – These seminars are a great way to meet and interact with distinguished leaders in the transportation field. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the speakers’ work, career path, and for advice to today’s young professionals. Speakers invited to attend include prominent transportation practitioners and leaders.

Technical Tours – These tours offer members the opportunity to explore transportation in practice.

Board Meetings – These are regularly scheduled meetings of the YPT Boston Board of Directors. At these meetings, we discuss the group’s goals and strategies and plan events. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. Check out agendas and minutes here.

Upcoming Events

Join YPT-Boston for one of our upcoming networking events, brownbags, or technical tours. All upcoming events are posted here, or join our mailing list.

January 25, 2017 | Lunch and Learn:
Future of Transportation

Please join YPT Boston for our first round table open discussion Lunch and Learn. We’re inviting all attendees to participate in an open forum discussion on the Future of Transportation. There are many advances which can change how we travel within the next decades; whether its in the form of driverless vehicles, ITS, High-speed Rail, Asset Management, or advances in design and construction. These advances have the potential to not only change how we travel but how our industry operates. Bring your best ideas and observations and be prepared to share your thoughts on how our industry will change in the near future.

Please join us on Wednesday, January 25th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. A free light lunch will be provided. Due to the participatory nature of this event we will be limiting the attendees to 25, be sure to register early.

When: Wednesday January 25, 2017 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Where: MAPC, 60 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111

February 2, 2017 | First Thursdays

Join YPT Boston for its February First Thursdays Happy Hour on February 2nd for drinks, food, and networking. YPT Boston will be at 6B Lounge in Downtown Boston for casual conversation and appetizers. Feel free to bring co-workers and friends to this monthly happy hour series that will be held throughout 2017 on the first Thursday of every month.

6B Lounge is located at 6B Beacon Street, between Park Street and Government Center. 6B Lounge is a 0.2-mile walk from the Red, Green, and Blue lines and a 0.3-mile walk from the Orange Line.

When: Thursday February 2, 2017 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Where: 6b Lounge, 6 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

February 9, 2017 | Ice Skating

Please join YPT Boston and your fellow transportation enthusiasts to partake in the oldest means of human powered transportation – ice skating! Skating will take place at Community Ice Skating @ Kendall (about a 5 minute walk from the Kendall Square T stop) from 6 – 7:30pm on Thursday, February 9th. We will also be gathering afterwards for a social at a local bar in Kendall Square around 8:00 p.m.!

Additional details: YPT is covering admission cost and skate rentals, lockers are $1. A snack bar should be open for during the event. The rink is outdoors so be sure to dress appropriately!

Don’t want to skate? No problem – we’d still love for you to come and hang out (and watch how well others transport themselves across ice)!

When: February 9th, 2017 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM

Where: Community Ice Skating @ Kendall

Events Calendar

Past Events

Check out a complete list of our past events, including photos, here and on Facebook.

Become a Member of YPT Boston

Becoming a YPT member is simple. YPT offers two categories of involvement: a Member and a Friend. A paid voting Member registration fee covers activities at YPT Boston, as well as with our National (Washington, D.C.) chapter.

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 and base membership is free.

Benefits of Membership include:

  • Discounts to YPT events
  • Special Members only events
  • Eligibility to run for a YPT Boston Board Member position
  • Eligibility to vote in YPT elections

Plus all the benefits of being a YPT Friend (below)

The term of the annual membership fee is recognized as the period from the day YPT receives your payment until the prior day next year.

Membership dues are received and processed by our National (Washington, D.C.) chapter. Membership dues can be paid online or by check.

Click here to join or pay membership dues online

Become a YPT Boston Friend

Anyone can become a Friend of YPT Boston by signing up for the YPT email list! Click here to sign up on the YPT Friend list – our general mailing list.

Benefits of becoming a Friend of YPT for free include:

  • Updates on all matters of interest to YPT members via our regular email distribution
  • Subscription to Mobility Matters, YPT National’s quarterly newsletter
  • Opportunities to get to know other fellow young professionals in transportation through regular events

Questions about becoming a Member or a Friend? Email ypboston@gmail.com.

News

Election results are in! Visit our Chapter Leadership page to see the new 2015-2016 YPT Boston Board.

Contact Us

To communicate with our Board of Directors, please contact us at  our general email address.

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YPT offers its sincere thanks to our current sponsors:

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