We are excited to announce three upcoming virtual tours for this month! If interested, be sure tosign up with the links below so we can send you an invitation to join the event online.
Freight Railroads in NY/NJ
Thursday, 7/16 @ 6PM
Join for a freight railroad-focused virtual tour across New York and New Jersey. The last five years have seen many of the region’s freight rail facilities grow and change. Using Nearmap (which is much more detailed than the satellite view from Google Maps), we will explore across the harbor, not just showing the “then and now” but explaining the why. You’ll also see a railroad system located in New Jersey that will blow your mind! Hosted by YPT Board Member Jeffrey Brauner.
Historic NYC Aerial Imagery
Thursday, 7/23 @ 6PM
Join us as we explore the five boroughs as they were in 1924, using high resolution aerial imagery available publicly from the NYC Department of City Planning. We will dive into the history of the city’s development, looking into infrastructure projects underway at the time and comparing the built environment of almost 100 year ago with today’s reality. Hosted by YPT Board Member Rayn Riel.
MTA Bridge and Tunnel Archives
Thursday, 7/30 @ 6PM
Join to attend a virtual tour of the MTA Bridge and Tunnel archives. One of the authority’s archivists will display photos and publications that may date back to the authority’s inception. Also, we will discuss the usefulness of having these historic materials accessible and how they are used today by MTA B&T, which operates seven bridges and two tunnels and is considered to be the largest bridge and tunnel authority in the nation. Hosted by B&T’s Nellie Hankins and YPT Board Member Angello Salazar.
We hope to ‘see you’ at some or all of these July events!
Young Professionals in Transportation – New York City (YPT-NYC) is the local chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation International, a nonprofit coalition of organizations, which helps professional development, fellowship, and networking for young professionals in the transportation field. YPT-NYC’s members keep the Greater New York City region moving while providing a space for growing skills, sharing knowledge, and expanding professional networks.