YPT – Twin Cities

Young Professionals in Transportation – Twin Cities seeks to foster multidisciplinary collaboration on transportation in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and beyond.


YPT-Twin Cities was founded in October 2020 for young professionals in the Minneapolis -Saint Paul area. We seek to create a multidisciplinary community that provides members knowledge and inspiration to improve transportation and mobility in the Twin Cities and wherever their career takes them.

YPT-Twin Cities provides events for members to create new relationships, learn from industry leaders, share knowledge, discuss current events, and collaborate with each other on projects.

Please note that there is no age-restricted definition of “young” and anyone is welcome to join our events or become a YPT member.

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March Speaker – Meredith Klekotka
Shared Mobility Program Manager, Metro Transit

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In her role at Metro Transit as Shared Mobility Program Manager and as the co-chair of the Twin Cities Shared Mobility Collaborative, Meredith provides strategy and leadership on integrating innovative transportation options and collaborating with new services such as bike share, car share, and ride sourcing services.  She works closely with staff across Metro Transit and the Metropolitan Council as well as with external partners at the local and national levels.

Meredith comes to Metro Transit from the City of Indianapolis where she has served as the Principal Planner for Transportation Integration.  Her work in Indianapolis included transportation plan development, policy analysis, modal coordination, grant writing, and zoning implementation. She wrote the city’s USDOT Smart Cities Challenge application, crafted the city’s shared mobility policy, and led development of the Indy Moves transportation integration plan.  Prior to her role in Indianapolis, Meredith worked in transportation and advocacy in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; and St. Louis. Meredith brings a wealth of knowledge regarding integrating multiple modes of transportation into existing infrastructure, plans, policies, and developments. She has an undergraduate degree from Carleton College and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Thursday March 4th – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Access the Zoom event here.

We look forward hearing from Meredith and meeting both new and familiar faces (virtually!). Please share with those in your professional networks who may be interested in joining us for this event.