YPT Chicago + YPT Indianapolis Transportation Camp 2020

Saturday, September 19 2020

Do you consider yourself a transportation enthusiast? Do you find yourself constantly talking about various transportation networks? Do you bike, bus, train, walk, or drive around your city? Do you have any opinion on transportation in general?

If so, YPT-Chicago & YPT Indianapolis invite you to participate in the third annual Transportation Camp. We are going VIRTUAL this year! We have an exciting line up of speaker sessions planned for 2020!

Transportation Camp forgoes the traditional conference format in favor of a participant-driven discussion among industry professionals, students, and anyone interested in transportation issues and innovations. Attendees will take the lead in determining session topics and driving the conversation, so come ready to participate!

All About Transportation Camp

  • How To Transportation Camp: The folks at Mobility Lab have taken the time to put together a Transportation Camp 101 guide that explains all aspects of the event.
  • Participation Encouraged: Sessions are formed as the day goes on, so be sure to come with topics for discussion. If you have an idea, feel free to share and add your thoughts.
  • Rule of Two Feet: Never hesitate to leave a session if you suddenly find it’s not for you, or if there’s another session that you want to check out, too!
  • Dress Code: Transportation Camp is a very casual event. Although you might be inclined to dress up for a conference, your best attire is your coolest transportation T-shirt!


Interested in joining us at Transportation Camp?

REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot today! Registration is:

  • Free for members
  • $15 for non-members

Date and Venue

Transportation Camp Chicago will take place…

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CST)

WHERE: Online – link will be provided to registrants

Tentative Schedule

9:00 – 9:15Welcome + Transportation Camp rules & dynamics
9:15 – 10:00Introductions – “3 word intros”
10:00 – 11:00Morning Signature Speaker: Inez Evans, CEO & President of IndyGo
11:00 – 11:45Session 1
11:45 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 1:45Session 2
1:45 – 2:00Coffee Break
2:00 – 3:00Afternoon Signature Speaker: Oboi Reed, CEO of Equiticity Ventures

Signature Speakers

Inez Evans was selected as IndyGo’s President and CEO in summer 2019. Evans began her transit career as a Customer Service Call Center Representative in the early 90’s and most recently served as a Chief Operating Officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). Evans has held positions of increasing scope and responsibility with Austin-based Star Tran, San Jose-based Veolia Transportation and MV Transportation in Fairfield, California before becoming Director of Transportation for the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transportation Authority (MARTA) and then Chief Operations Officer for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA). She has diligently focused on operational efficiencies and building programs that support public transit employees’ growth and development. She has led several successful transportation initiatives across the country, including installation of bus rapid transit service (BRT) and master planning for 100% fleet electrification. Evans has an MBA in Management from Western International University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. In her free time, she enjoys singing and gardening.  

Oboi’s passion lies at the intersection of community, culture, and health. He works globally as a racial equity tactician, increased mobility advocate, and racial justice activist. With an extensive background in both nonprofit management and corporate social responsibility, he is most proud of his work to create a diverse coalition of people, organizations and businesses all working together to achieve racial equity and mobility justice across the City of Chicago. Oboi serves as the founding President & CEO of Equiticity, a racial equity movement, programming and advocating for racial equity, increased mobility, and racial justice to improve the lives of Black and Brown people across the United States. Equiticity’s vision is a mid- to large-sized U.S. city where racial equity is fully integrated at the policy and legislative levels into every function, department, budget, and resource associated with the city’s operations, services, and programs.


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CSched provides consulting services to public transit agencies, private providers of public transit services, and consultants engaged in planning for public transit agencies. The international experience of our senior staff team represents fifty years of innovative solutions applied to the transportation industry including airline, passenger rail, and bus transit operations. The group is organized under two sister firms, CSched USA and CSched Canada.

Sam Schwartz is a planning, engineering and consulting firm known for its ability to solve highly complex traffic and transportation challenges for government, private-sector, not-for-profit and community clients all over the world. Sam Schwartz has a staff of over 140 professional engineers, planners and designers in offices throughout the country. Sam Schwartz is under the parent company GPO Group, SA.

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YPT-Chicago is the Chicago chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation. Since 2012, YPT-Chicago has provided career guidance, fellowship, and networking opportunities for professionals in the transportation field. Members receive invitations to exclusive events and seminars, opportunities to meet fellow professionals, and eligibility to join the YPT-Chicago board and vote in elections. For more information, visit yptchicago.org, find us on Facebook, or contact us at yptchi@gmail.com.

YPT-Indianapolis is the Indianapolis chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation. Founded in 2018, YPT Indy strives to bring together passionate people from all facets of transportation including but not limited to urban planners, engineers, designers, architects and anyone else whose work involves cities and transportation systems. For more information, visit our Facebook page or contact us at yptindy@gmail.com.