Events

Please visit our Eventbrite to view all of our current and past events!

Upcoming Events

1) YPT-NYC Central Park Picnic!

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 2:00pm-5:00pm

This event is in-person.

Join Young Professionals in Transportation NYC (YPT-NYC) for a casual picnic in Central Park! Come drop in, hang out, and connect with some fellow YPT’ers on a lazy summer weekend afternoon.

We will be located in scenic Sheep Meadow. Pet-friendly, comfy grass, close-to-bathrooms, and frisbee friendly!

Please plan to bring whatever you may need for yourself – food, beverages, picnic blankets, sunscreen, lawn chairs, water, etc.

The specific coordinate of our location will be emailed out closer to the date as we will need to get space first-come, first-served, so stay tuned for further updates on location.

Note: The rain date will be Saturday, June 19.

See you there!

YPT-NYC

See Eventbrite page here or register below!

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2) The Future of NYC Transportation System, a Conversation with Dick Ravitch

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Join YPT-NYC on June 9th at 12:30PM for a conversation with Dick Ravitch, former Chairman and CEO of the MTA from 1979 – 1983.

This event is virtual.

Dick Ravitch has earned a reputation for his political savvy, business skill, and commitment to social responsibility throughout his decades-long career in New York City and State governments. He is renowned for his work in the public sector to fix numerous fiscal crises.

He was appointed Lieutenant Governor from 2009-2010, shortly after the housing bubble burst in 2008, which stunted the country’s economy. However, our community may know him best for his work solving the MTA’s fiscal crises as Chairman and CEO of the MTA from 1979 to 1983. While overseeing MTA operations and the capital program, Ravitch reorganized the MTA to improve its management (including establishing Metro-North Railroad), he developed a long-term capital plan for systemwide rehabilitation, and he designed a financing plan for such improvements. Ravitch successfully transformed the MTA at a time when the transit system was struggling with disinvestment and disrepair.

With the MTA currently undergoing another transformation, experiencing a global pandemic, and grappling with fiscal crises at every level of government in America, there are parallel challenges today. He remains an outspoken public proponent of investing in our cities, infrastructure and public sector workforce in the wake of the pandemic. Please join us for a conversation with Dick Ravitch to learn valuable lessons from his experience and his perspective on the future of the transportation system.

See Eventbrite page here or register below!

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 12:30pm-1:30pm

YPT-NYC Virtual Tour: Historic NYC Aerial Imagery

Back again this year due to popular demand, join us as we explore the five boroughs as they were in 1924.

This event is virtual.

Join us during lunch as we explore the city 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. 

An event link will be sent to all who RSVP’d on Eventbrite.

See Eventbrite page here or register below!

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We are continuously planning new and exciting events for our members. Get in touch with us at yptnyc@gmail.com if you would like to learn more or if you have ideas for an event!