Young Professionals in Transportation is bringing Transportation Camp to Baltimore! Join us Saturday, May 12th at the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business. Transportation Camp brings Baltimore into an international family of cities holding camps every year and highlights transportation’s impact on every aspect of people’s lives: equity, education, jobs, economic development, recreation, sustainability, and overall access to opportunity.
Below are the candidate statements for the 2018 YPT Baltimore Board. All Chapter members will be able to vote and will receive a link to the election ballot in an email sent by YPT International. Voting will begin on October 16th. Any position remaining vacant after elections can be filled with a vote by the elected Board.
The submission period has ended. Look out for election ballots!
You may not know that YPT Baltimore began as an independent group of ambitious professional transportationists (and fake word enthusiasts), the Professional Association of Young Transportationists in Maryland. The founders knew there were other like-minded professionals out there who’d enjoy grabbing a drink, networking with peers, and hearing from established and emerging leaders in the transportation industry. To create a new group, they used their free time, put in their own money, and made up a word.
My two or so years with YPT Baltimore began just as PAYT Maryland was transitioning into a local chapter of YPT International. I was able to work with some of the original PAYT Maryland founders whose support and guidance still impacts me today. This blog post serves both to honor the group that laid the groundwork for this chapter to exist, and hopefully to show our members the value of YPT Baltimore in its third year.
Our founding members responded to a brief survey asking them about their job when organizing PAYT, where they work now, and what advice they have for young professionals and students in the transportation industry. Click the link to read their replies.