Prior to becoming the official Baltimore Chapter of YPT, our organization did not have any formal membership structure. Anyone could associate themselves with our organization, but the benefits of that association did not go beyond receiving emails about our events.
As the Baltimore Chapter of YPT, we are pleased to offer a formal membership structure. In addition to attending our traditional events here in Baltimore, your $20 annual membership fee, affords you the following extended benefits:
- Discounts to YPT events
- Special members-only YPT events
- Eligibility to run for a YPT Board of Directors position
- Eligibility to vote in YPT elections Updates on all matters of interest to YPT members via our regular email distribution Subscription to Mobility Matters, our quarterly flagship publication
- Opportunities to interact with leading minds in the transportation field through our Leadership Seminars
- Opportunities to get to know other fellow young professionals in transportation through our regular Networking Happy Hours in cities across North America
- Access to a member directory of fellow young professionals across the nation
Become a member of YPT Baltimore through the following link: https://my.yptransportation.org/join
Don’t miss this incredibly special event!
One night of education, social networking, and job creation; planned and implemented by a collaboration of YPT, ASCE, ASHE, APA and the University of Maryland CATT Lab.
New name, same mission, and more opportunities!
Please excuse us as we make this transition in branding
Since 2013, the Professional Association for Young Transportationists (PAYT) has been dedicated to finding avenues through which it advances its mission; whether through social events, quarterly meet-ups, or recent pop-up event with Jarrett Walker, PAYT is devoted to serving its member community. A critical component of maximizing opportunities for our members is improving our organization’s structure and its relationship with other organizations. Since PAYT’s inception, Board members knew of a sister organization, Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), based in Washington, DC. However, due to local support and involvement, early members of PAYT elected to develop a homegrown organization tailored to local issues rather than immediately affiliate with a larger organization.
Over the past 18 months, PAYT’s member base and interests have grown substantially; simultaneously, YPT expressed interest in creating a Baltimore chapter. Due to YPT’s ability to unlock greater opportunities for members and build upon the progress we’ve made together, PAYT’s Executive Board was unanimous in its decision to join forces with YPT.
In the coming month you will see some elements of our brand change. Our people and our mission, however, will stay the same. Stay tuned for further details as we progress through this exciting transition!
We are pleased to announce our next Quarterly Meet-Up:
Date- Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time- 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location- Max’s Taphouse (Upstairs Bar)
Guest Speaker- Paul Wiedefeld, CEO of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Former MTA Administrator
Paul Wiedefeld has been leader in the transportation industry for over 30 years, where he has held senior and executive level positions in both the public and private sectors. We are very excited to confirm him as the speaker at our next PAYT Quarterly Meet-Up. As the CEO of the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and former Administrator of the Maryland Transit Administration, he brings a broad perspective on the transportation industry.
Paul will be speaking at 6:00pm, and will hang around for some Q&A afterwards. Please RSVP here.
Before you hop in your car, THINK! There are other ways to get to this venue. The following transit services stop within a 5 min walking distance of this venue:
- Charm City Circulator Green Route
- Bike racks available just north of Max’s on Broadway (outside of Joe’s Bike Shop)
- MTA Bus Routes #11, 10, and 30
On street parking is also available, and we encourage you to consider carpooling.
This is a great opportunity to meet other ambitious professionals in your industry. Look forward to seeing all of you soon!
-The PAYT Executive Committee