PAYT Becomes YPT Baltimore Chapter

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!

Quarterly Meet-Up (Paul Wiedefeld)

Quarterly Meet-Up; Wiedefeld

Fellow Transportationists,

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

Thank You Jarrett Walker!

Our first PAYT Pop-Up Event was a smashing success. We had over 80 people in attendance, some of which came from out of state.

Big thanks to Jarrett Walker for delivering an amazing talk at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, and a big thanks to Michael Walk for helping coordinate such a fantastic speaker!

Jarrett made some thought provoking points in his presentation. A thread on our forums has been set-up to continue this dialogue: Jarrett Walker Wrap-Up Thread