February 2023 Newsletter

Celebrating Black History Month

February marks Black History Month, an opportunity to honor the contributions of our Black colleagues and friends. It’s also an introspective month when we think about wrongs of the past that have created injustices within society. We would like to acknowledge the work that still needs to be done while celebrating Black accomplishments, both past and present. YPT-NYC would like to highlight a few of the many Black Americans who have been influential in transportation:  

Maya Angelou: Before her involvement in civil rights, art, poetry, and literature, Maya Angelou was San Francisco’s first Black female streetcar conductor for the Market Street Line.
Garrett Morgan: Morgan came up with the idea for a three-signal traffic light. In 1923, he patented the three-position stoplight.  
Gladys West: She developed the mathematics behind what is now known as GPS.  
Arcola Philpott was the first Black and female streetcar operator hired August 1, 1944 by the Los Angeles Railway.  


February Happy Hour + Board Game Night
Where? Peculiar Pub, 145 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012
When? Thursday, February 16, 6:30-9:30 pm
Where? Peculiar Pub, 145 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012
When? Thursday, February 16, 6:30-9:30 pm

Register Here
Join us for our second happy hour of 2023 at Peculier Pub in the West Village. Come meet your fellow YPTers and have a beer (or other EANAB*) to help us kick off the best year yet. See you there at 6:30 pm or later on February 16. Open to YPT-NYC members and non-members.
We’ll bring some board games, and we also encourage you to bring your own board games – bonus points if they’re transportation themed!

*Equally Awesome Non-Alcoholic Beverage
Speed Networking YPT-NYC Edition

Where? 77 Water Street 4th floor (Arup offices) Manhattan, NY 10005
When? Monday, February 27, 6:00-8:00 pm

Register Here
Join YPT-NYC chapter for our annual speed networking event—but now, back in person! Similar to speed dating, you’ll be paired up for lighting round introductions with others in the transportation industry. One of our most fun networking events of the year and not to be missed!
Open to YPT-NYC members and non-members.
Upcoming Events

Keep an eye out for more details on an upcoming panel presented by YPT-NYC and WTS-GNY: Spotlighting Emerging Women Leaders in Transportation. We will spotlight and celebrate inspiring women who are leading the way in the local transportation field. Casual networking and a happy hour will follow. Date and location TBA and announced on our channels!

TransportationCamp PHL (In-Person): Sat, March 18, 2023
TransportationCamp PHL is back in-person! Join our friends in Philly for their annual “un-conference” and talk about all things mobility. Registration is open on Eventbrite!

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