YPT SF Bay Events and Activities

Upcoming Events!

Announcing our first ever swag design contest!

We’re creating YPT swag and we need your help! If you’re interested, please send your best transportation-related design with the words “Young Professionals in Transportation SF Bay” (or “YPT SF Bay”) incorporated to yptsfbay@gmail.com. Vector graphics are preferred, and designs with 1-2 colors are best for printing.

All members will have first priority on getting the swag at an upcoming event, so remember to join or renew your membership (you must also be a member to submit a design). The winning designer will receive a free swag item and YPT membership for a year. The deadline is Friday, July 27 and the winner will be notified in August. We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Some fine print: All submitted designs will become property of YPT SF Bay, and you are welcome to include your name on the design.

Announcing the 2018 YPT SF Bay Professional Development Scholarship!

The San Francisco Bay Chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation is excited to offer a scholarship opportunity to our members intended to help recipients attend the conference or professional development event of their choice. The application can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/qmWAnVPKEAsHsBk72.

Application Due Date:

7/31/2018. Awards will be announced by early September.

Amount available:

A total of $1,500 is available. We will fund at least three applicants, but we’re asking applicants to specify their own requested amount in recognition of varying costs and levels of need. Winners will also receive their next year of YPT membership free.


  • Must be a current YPT SF Bay Chapter member to apply. Not sure about your membership status? You can check here: https://my.yptransportation.org
  • Winners must attend a conference or professional development event directly relevant to their career in transportation.
  • Winners must submit a short (one page) write-up describing their professional development experience afterward.
  • Current YPT SF Bay Board members are not eligible.

Other Fine Print:

  • This is a reimbursement scholarship to fund travel, conference registration, and accommodation expenses for selected recipients. Recipients must provide receipts of their actual costs to get reimbursed. Winners must apply for reimbursement by furnishing evidence of expenditure to yptsfbay@gmail.com
    • Conference/event registration (must be provided to show evidence of attendance)
    • Travel expenses must be incurred to/from the conference/event location around the dates of the conference/event
    • Accommodation expenses must be incurred in the conference/event area around the dates of the conference/event.
  • Required post-event write-up must be submitted in order to receive reimbursement. YPT SF Bay reserves the right to use this write-up for promotional purposes.
  • YPT SF Bay will reimburse the winner within 14 days of receipt of satisfactory evidence, including the required write-up.
  • Winners must confirm intent to use the award within one week of announcement and disclose any other scholarship/subsidy sources that may substantially duplicate this award and lead to withdrawal of the award at the discretion of the YPT SF Bay Board.
  • Awards are non-transferable. Declined awards may be re-awarded to remaining candidates by the YPT SF Bay Board.

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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