Chapter Established in 2020
Welcome! YPT Orlando is an inclusive, cross-disciplinary forum for transportation professionals including planners, engineers, and all others engaged in transportation related areas.
Networking & Development
Elections are in October! It may seem a long way off, but just think about how fast the first half of the year flew by. If you have enjoyed being a part of YPT, think about running for the board. Positions include:
Director of Finance
Director of Administration
Director of Programs (Events)
September 25, 2023 – Interest Form Submission Deadline
October 9, 2023 – Election ballots will be sent out by YPT International to eligible voting Members for all Chapter and International elections.
October 23, 2023 – Online elections close at 11:59 PM EDT. International and Chapter Board members and nominees will be notified of election results shortly thereafter.
We have exciting events planned, including:
Biweekly Lunches: September 22nd, @12:00pm
A way to keep up with YPT members! Bring your own lunch or grab something nearby every other Wednesday at the picnic tables found in the southeast corner of Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando. No registration required.
If there is inclement weather, plan to meet at Persimmon Hollow on Eola Dr instead.
20 N Eola Dr
Orlando, FL 32801
Monthly Board Meetings
We welcome anyone to come sit in on our board meetings, held the first week of every month. Our default day in 2023 will be Tuesdays.
HDR Orlando, Lake Davis Conference Room
315 E Robinson St, Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32801
Please note the change in conference room – now in Lake Davis. Proceed through the main entrance, make a left down the hall, then another left down the hall, a right and immediate left at the corner, and then the conference room is on your left.
For just $20 annually, you get to be part of an international network of young transportation professionals. We have no formal age limit! You get free or discounted access to local meet-ups every month, which allow you not only to meet but to get to know local professionals in the field. Join here!
Meet our Board
Tyler Valila – Chair
“I am looking forward to another year leading this great organization and bringing together transportation professionals from all around the region!“
Elizabeth Suarez – Deputy Chair
“I am excited be a part of this organization, where I can get to know other young professionals and we can grow in our careers together.”
Arjun Babuji – Vice Chair of Administration
“I am a transportation engineering analyst with experience in transportation planning and traffic operations and currently working at Kimley-Horn.”
Landon Knoke – Vice Chair of Finance
“I am a PE at Comprehensive Engineering Services working primarily in signing and marking and roadway geometrics; I am also an advocate for better infrastructure and transit options across the country.”
Jady Chen – Vice Chair of Events
“Grateful to be able to connect emerging professionals with opportunities to learn and grow in their career through networking, educational presentations, and social events. “