Piedmont Transportation Professionals

PTP was organized to facilitate transportation sector training opportunities conducted within the Piedmont Triad for professional engineers and planners.  Every PTP event is a source for continuing education for engineering and planning professionals.  The events combine low cost and high value for providing AICP and PE credits.  These training events are designed to:

  • Enable Networking:  The multiple forums and lunch and learns are well attended by a broad and diverse group of professionals and have provided opportunities for networking and building relationships.
  • Provide Diverse Topics:  The forums and lunch and learns provide a platform for diverse transportation topics and presenters.  The presentations are timely and relevant and have broad appeal.  The presenters are recognized experts in their respective fields and come from a wide range of professions and locations.
  • Maintain Value:  The events are advertised well in advance; a website is provided with event details, and registering for the events is straightforward.  The connections and relationships formed within the group are solid and have led to increased knowledge, communication and effectiveness.  The group provides and encourages leadership opportunities to all.

PTP is a volunteer organization consisting of professional engineers and planners from across the region.  The group meets several times a year.  They plan and organize training opportunities.  The PTP Coordinating Committee is an all-volunteer group and is diverse in knowledge, skill, abilities and professional and personal background.  The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) and The Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) are supporting agencies for PTP coordination and events.

PTP Events are usually either all day events or lunch and learn activities lasting a few hours.  While the events are open to anyone, there is usually a cost in the $15 to $30 range to cover food and event spaces.    

PTP is constantly looking to expand the forum’s audience to include a broader variety of disciplines and backgrounds.  Attendees voice their needs for future trainings and their satisfaction with each event through completing brief surveys.  PTP’s coordinating committee reviews attendee feedback and uses these data to set topics and make future events better.  PTP can also help other organizations by co-sponsoring events.  PTP can provide promotional assistance and the ability for attendees to earn the continuing education credits.

Contact Kyle Laird at kylel@partnc.org or 336-291-4309 for more information.