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.

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.

YPT Boston 2017-18 Board
YPT Boston Board, 2017-2018

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 click here to sign up on the YPT Friend list – our general mailing list.

Distinguished Speaker: Ruth Bonsignore

June 14th, 6:00-8:00 PM — Wyndham Boston Hotel Beacon Ballroom

Join YPT Boston to welcome Ruth Bonsignore as our 2018 Distinguished Speaker.

Ruth has 35 years of professional consulting experience in transportation planning and design, systems analyses and operations, and policy for federal, state and regional public agencies and private sector clients. Ruth recently founded Flink Consulting and serves the Commonwealth as a member of the MassDOT Board of Directors. She previously served as Senior Vice President and Transportation Practice Area Leader at VHB. Ruth earned her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UMass-Amherst and her Master’s in Transportation from MIT.

The event will be held Thursday, June 14 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill. Dinner will be served. This event is co-sponsored by MAITE and YPT International!

This event is free for all YPT and MAITE members! Not a YPT Member? Join here. It’s just $20/year!


Join YPT Boston on Tuesday, June 26th for this Members Only tech tour of South Station! We will be led by a representative from MassDOT who will discuss the South Station Expansion Project and a representative from Keolis who will discuss rail operations and lead a tour of the Central Dispatch Center.

Event Details:

  • 11:45 – Meet at the Information Booth inside South Station.
  • 12:00 – Tour the South Station CTEC – the central train dispatch center
  • 12:30 – Tour/Explanation of South Station Expansion
  • 1:00 – Lunch at Food Trucks by South Station (Optional and Pay Your Own Way)

This event is Members Only and is limited to 20 participants due to crowding issues in the CTEC facility.

Not a YPT Member? Join us here. It’s only $20/year! You can also now use Venmo to purchase a $20 annual membership.

Who:  YPT Boston members

When: Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 |11:45 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Where: Amtrak Information Booth (inside South Station) | 700 Atlantic Ave, Boston

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 yptboston@gmail.com.


Election results are in! Visit our Chapter Leadership page to see the new 2016-2017 YPT Boston Board.

Contact Us

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


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