YPT SF Bay Events and Activities

Upcoming Events!


April 27, 2017 Happy Hour 

Acronym Happy Hour with ITE, WTS, YPT, and APBP

Back by popular demand, come join all of your favorite Bay Area transportation organizations in one place on one night. Join us as we toast to complete streets, shared use mobility, our collective transport wonkiness, and more.

RSVP via Eventbrite here.

Free appetizers will be provided. CASH ONLY BAR.

You need-not be a paid member of any of our orgs to attend, but if you would like to become a member or learn more about us in advance: Young Professionals in Transportation SF BayNorthern California Chapter of the American Planning AssociationInstitute of Transportation Engineers – Bay Area SectionWomens Transportation Seminar – San Francisco Chapter, and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals – Bay Area Chaper

When: April 27, 2017

Where: Jones, 620 Jones St, San Francisco, CA, CA 94102

Transit: 10 min walk from Powell St Station


May 11, 2017 Demystifying the Job Hunt with Special Guests from Caltrans, SFMTA, SFCTA, and ERM

Ever wonder what employers are looking for? Ever ask yourself how to jump the career ladder? Join us for an evening of candid discussion with four industry leaders in the transportation industry! Whether you’re fresh out of school or a mid-career professional, this is an event where transportation professionals can discuss and share challenges they face in their career. Topics include: navigating the workplace, building your professional resume or project portfolio, interviewing and negotiations, the importance of mentorship in the workplace, public sector hiring process, and more! Come equipped with questions.

Speakers:
Ellen Greenberg, Deputy Director for Sustainability at Caltrans
Leanna Nhan, Director of Administration and Operations, Sustainable Streets Division, SFMTA
Alexandra Fraser, Environmental Manager, ERM (Previously at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and AECOM)
Jeff Hobson, Deputy Director for Planning, SFCTA (Previously at TransForm)

When: May 11, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: SPUR SF, 654 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Transit: 5 min walk from Montgomery BART station

Light appetizers/snacks and drinks are provided.

FREE to YPT and WTS members only. Not a paying member?

Click here to join YPT and/or join WTS today!

RSVP via Eventbrite here


May 2, 2017 Happy Hour, YPT + APA 

Your monthly chance to network, have fun, and relax with your fellow planners, APA members, and urbanists.

RSVP via Facebook here

When: Tuesday, May 2nd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Past Events

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There are four key components of YPT’s program of events:

Networking Events
These are a great way to get to know your fellow transportation professionals and students in a relaxed, informal setting. We meet at various venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Networking events generally feature an invited distinguished guest who is a leader in transportation. YPT SF Bay events are free, unless otherwise noted.

Leadership Seminars
Seminars present an opportunity meet and interact with distinguished leaders in transportation. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about speakers’ work, career path, and for advice to today’s young professionals. Speakers invited to attend have included prominent transportation practitioners.

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

Board Meetings
The YPT SF Bay board of directors meets regularly. At these meetings, we discuss the group’s goals and strategies and plan events.

YPT SF Bay’s goal is to hold large events with guest speakers quarterly, as well as smaller more intimate events every four to six weeks.  These can include things like technical tours, seminars, trivia nights, or the always fun YPT Beers with Peers events, where you can learn about the exciting things your peers are working on!

If you have any ideas for other types of events, if you’d like to lead a YPT Beers with Peers event, or for more information, please feel free to contact us!

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