YPT Orlando

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

Idea Sharing

Upcoming Events

We have exciting events planned, including:

Celebrating Juneteenth: Overcoming Unconscious Bias
In partnership with Women in Transportation Society (WTS) and the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-FL), we are holding a breakfast in honor of Juneteenth. At the event, we will review Proctor & Gambles’ “The Look,” followed by a discussion facilitated by Emmanuella Myrthil, Diversity Advocate and Champion. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of how bias influences decision-making and tools to combat those impulses. The event is members only. Register here to attend


YPT International Event: Discussion with Amtrak’s CEO
Join YPT International as it facilitates a discussion with Amtrak President & CEO Stephen Gardner as part of our Global Transportation Priorities: The Future of Rail Series. Discussion topics will include Amtrak’s implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding, meeting America’s evolving transportation needs, innovations in technology, and global best practices for investing in passenger rail. Most importantly for Young Professionals in the transportation industry- Mr. Gardner will share insights from his decades-long transportation career and share ways you can help United States passenger rail service grow. Register here to attend: https://lnkd.in/gcJwDutV. Additionally, if please submit any questions that you have for Mr. Gardner here: https://forms.gle/yNELkytgTyc2gqrR6. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022. 4:00-5:00 PM EDT

Project Management Seminar with Brett Blackadar

Check out more of our events on our calendar!

Monthly Board Meetings

We welcome anyone to come sit in on our board meetings, held the first week of every month.

HDR Orlando, Eola Conference Room
315 E Robinson St, Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32801

Next board meeting: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 5:30 PM


Read our latest newsletter here: January 2022 Newsletter 

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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 2021 Board


Tyler Valila – Chair

“We welcome everyone whose life touches the transportation profession. Please join us to help build something great for this community!”

Kush Bhagat – Deputy Chair

“Transportation is not about roads and bridges, or trains and buses – it is about people and how to best serve the public. I’m excited to bring people together, forge bonds, have fun, and learn along the way!”

Elizabeth Suarez – Vice Chair of Administration

“I’m looking forward to being part of this community where we can learn, grow, and connect.”

Landon Knoke – Vice Chair of Finance

“I am Landon Knoke and I am excited to network with more people working to improve our infrastructure and traffic flow.”

Jeff Ultee – Vice Chair of Events

“Proud to coordinate events that allow us to get to know local professionals and grow in our careers.”

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