“YPT’s mission is to provide career guidance, fellowship, and networking opportunities for young professionals in the transportation field. We are the future of transportation.
Our goals are threefold:
Professional Development: Provide a regular series of seminars from leading individuals or teams in the transportation field.
Fellowship: Provide an ongoing forum for mutual support and interaction between young transportation professionals, especially for those starting their careers.
Networking: Provide networking opportunities and seminars to help young professionals advance their careers and share innovative ideas”
So join us for the first meeting of our Pittsburgh Chapter on 7/27 at 6pm in Oakland:
You were caramel cloud
before they laid you under the ground.
Wedding songs pass over the virgin grave.
Your body in pieces innocent.
young daughter, you were
a girl in the market in a city at war.
young sister, you were
a girl in a city at war in the market.
Just lost you were
How many of those who
you once knew,
blown-up by the embrace of a hate hug
before your body could no longer contain
their deeds, germinating anger seeds?
Your rage blasting body is stopped
before you can enter the market
But, there is no turning point for you.
Clung to your sister innocent.
Two bodies crumbled in pieces.
Note : the poem (first edit) was posted here.
Cloak’d by the silver linden
scent I’m gaping memories
of thee. Indulging.
Peter McFerrin, a research analyst for Brookings Institute that published the now (in)famous Missed Opportunities study about transit in US , writes at length about the opportunity for private transit in suburban areas in this article published on The New Republic.
And to an extent I do agree with Mr. McFerrin –private transit initiatives can provide a sound alternative to public transportation. The organization I belong to, ACTC, agreed that to allow a private local provider Lenzner Coaches to replace the service lost as a consequence of Port Authority ‘s recent cuts. The reason why we voted for this alternative service was that since as long as we represent the riders’ interest and we consider the typical rider on those routes a private alternative will be better than none]. And, it is my guess that, unlike the New York pilot program quoted by Mr. McFerrin, Lenzner is running a profitable service.
A recent Times review of potential GOP candidates for presidency criticized Tim Pawlenty for having too dull of a campaign – that is to be read “too serious of a campaign” . It seems that being all about numbers and facts is not likely to give you a leading edge among right-wing conservatives, especially when your competitors are making outrageous enough statements to have the media simmer over them for weeks.