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YPT-NYC January Newsletter: Power Lunch & Game Night


Holiday Party

Happy 2020! Thanks to all members and our generous sponsor (HDR) for making 2019’s holiday party a huge success!

Power Lunch

We’ll be getting together for lunch downtown at the public atrium at 60 Wall Street. Bring your lunch or grab something on the way, and enjoy a break from your day with fellow YPT-ers.

When: Tuesday, January 14th, 12-1PM
Where: 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

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Game Night

Back by popular demand, brush up your problem-solving skills and show off your competitive streak over a drink at The Sackett with YPT friends. 

When: Saturday, January 25th, 3-6PM
Where: 661 Sackett St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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New Website

We have launched a new website, which is linked to our social media accounts and updated with our latest events, so please feel free to follow us there and offer feedback.

Book Club

Three lucky recipients received Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom at our holiday party. We will be meeting for book club in March so stay tuned!


See you soon,
YPT Board

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YPT-NYC Holiday Party: This Wednesday, 12/18!

YPT-NYC Annual Holiday Party

Join us for drinks and appetizers this Wednesday, 12/18! The new 2019-2020 Board looks forward to meeting everyone and thanking last year’s Board for a job well done.

The party is free but you must be a member to attend. If you bring a friend, and they become a YPT member at the happy hour, you both get a free drink!

When: Wednesday, December 18th, 6-8 PM
Where: The Half Pint, 76 W 3rd St, between Thompson St and LaGuardia Pl

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We thank our generous sponsor, HDR, for helping us make this another fun event for all!

Book Club

We are happy to announce our latest book club selection, Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom. Author Sarah Seo chronicles how the rise of the car, the symbol of American personal freedom, inadvertently led to ever more intrusive policing—with disastrous consequences for racial equality in our criminal justice system. We will give away a copy of the book to three lucky recipients at the party.

Take Our Survey!

Please take our short survey so we know how we are doing. We want to provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and most importantly, fellowship with professionals, academics, and enthusiasts in the transportation field.

Coming Soon

We look forward to providing inclusive and engaging programming in the coming year. We will soon be launching a member profile series, book club, networking lunches, game nights, and many other events, so stay tuned, and see you at our holiday party!

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2019 YPT-NYC Holiday Party

YPT-NYC Annual Holiday Party

Join us for drinks and appetizers to celebrate all your hard work this year. The new 2019-2020 Board looks forward to meeting everyone and thanking last year’s Board for a job well done.

The party is free but you must be a member to attend. 

When: Wednesday, December 18th, 6-8 PM
WhereThe Half Pint, 76 W 3rd St, between Thompson St and LaGuardia Pl

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Take Our Survey

We want to provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and most importantly, fellowship with professionals, academics, and enthusiasts in the transportation field. Please take our short survey so we know how we are doing.

2018-2019 YPT-NYC Year in Review

October 31st marked the conclusion of another productive year at YPT-NYC. We would like to express our gratitude to all of our members and partners for making the past year such a tremendous success. We organized 18 summer tours (including new additions like Sunnyside Yard, TurnStyle, and 6 1/2 Avenue), and we also launched our mentorship program, as well as facilitated a LinkedIn workshop and coworking events. In addition, we continued organizing our many hikes, happy hours, and networking lunches, as well as game nights, trivia nights, scavenger hunts, and author talks. We look forward to more successful programming in the new year!

Book Club

We are happy to announce our latest book club selection, Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American FreedomAuthor Sarah Seo chronicles how the rise of the car, the symbol of American personal freedom, inadvertently led to ever more intrusive policing—with disastrous consequences for racial equality in our criminal justice system. We will give away a copy of the book to three lucky recipients (details soon) and will schedule a book club discussion in early 2020.

Book Cover for Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom

A New Decade

2020 will mark the second decade of YPT NYC’s existence. We look forward to providing inclusive and engaging programming in the coming year. Stay tuned, and see you at our holiday party!

Flashback Photos

Port Newark-New Jersey Marine Terminals
65th Street Yard
MTA Bus Depot
Staten Island Ferry
Speed Networking
Author Talk (The Fixer by Bradley Tusk)
LinkedIn Workshop
Tracks Raw Bar and Grill

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October Newsletter: Happy Hour w/ NJT, Scavenger Hunt, and more!

Upcoming Events

October Happy Hour w/ NJ Transit

Join us and New Jersey Transit as we host a happy hour following the American Public Transportation Association’s Annual Conference! Come grab a drink, and mix and mingle with fellow transportation professionals in the area. As always, non-YPT members are also welcome.

When:  Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, 6-8pm
Where: The Brazen Tavern, 356 W 44th St., New York, NY

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YPT-NYC & APA-NY Metro Scavenger Hunt

Join fellow YPTers and members of the American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter for the seventh annual Transportation Scavenger Hunt! Teams of 3-6 people will scour Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, and more in search of answers to clues about the neighborhoods’ transportation history.

When:Saturday, October 26, 2019, 3-7pm 
Where: Brooklyn War Memorial, 195 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY
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Join the YPT Board!

Every year, YPT- NYC chapter members elect local board members to help provide spectacular programming – tours, happy hours, book talks, professional development events and more. We’re at the end of another election cycle and are calling for board members for the 2019 – 2020 cycle.

Becoming a board member is a great way to build leadership experience and build a professional community with the NYC transportation world.

We have extended our deadline to apply for the YPT – NYC Board.

Applications to join are due by Wednesday, October 9th.
*To be an eligible candidate, you must be a paid YPT Member by October 9th.

Learn more and apply here >

Some key dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Extended Deadline: October 9th – Candidate statements are due by 11:59pm EST* 
  • October 15th – Ballots are sent to YPT Members
  • November 1st – New board terms begin

Meet the Candidates at Transportation Camp

Don’t forget to register for Transportation Camp NYC on Saturday, October 12th and meet some of the candidates running for the 2019-2020 YPT Board at the Transportation Camp Happy Hour. Look for us with the banner!

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