Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) is an international 501(c)(6) nonprofit coalition of organizations, which helps professional development, fellowship, and networking for young professionals in the transportation field.
Since 2008, YPT-DC has been the local chapter for Northern Virginia, DC, and Southern Maryland transportation practitioners, students, and partners. This chapter aims to put into practice YPT's mission.
To foster professional development, YPT-DC hosts regular lectures, panel discussions, and on-site tours with local experts. Because this chapter is located in the seat of the Federal government, members are also able to learn from national lawmakers and thought leaders. This feature is unique to YPT-DC.
To promote fellowship, YPT-DC sponsors casual outings and fun events for members and friends, including a monthly "Beers with Peers" and group outings to sporting events and recreational activities.
To build its network, YPT-DC's 2,000 members and friends work together to sustain an environment that will usher in the next generation of thought leaders and experts who are prepared to lead.