Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza Update

The Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza is our first joint event with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and things are really coming together. The following is a preview of good things to come on April 25th:

  • Event Map
    Here is a sneak peek at our event map. You will note that the entire loop – across land and sea- follows the free transit routes provided through the Charm City Circulator.
  • Teams
    Four to six people may compose a team. You can informally build a team prior to the event, but no team is official until you all members sign-in at the starting location (James Joyce). If you plan on coming to this event solo, no worries; we will help with team coordination.
  • Prizes
    We will be offering two first prizes, each valued at $100- one for the fastest time completing all required challenges, and the other for amassing the most points. We will also have a number of second prizes linked to specific bonus challenges.
  • Pregame Challenge
    Any participant that RSVP’s through our website by COB on 4/18/2014 will receive 20 bonus points added to your team’s score; if you end up on a team of six, and all six of you RSVP’d through our website, that’s 120 bonus points for your team! If you haven’t already, register to use this site, and then RSVP here.

The event starts at 6pm sharp! In fact, we suggest you target a 5:30pm arrival; for every minute you’re late, other teams will have a one minute head start. So don’t be late!

So get ready for a transportation-themed scavenger hunt for the ages! We look forward to seeing you there!

Announcing PAYT’s First Social Event

Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza

Charm_City_CirculatorIt’s time to put down those pens, tuck away those keyboards, and hide those slide rules- we have a monster social event planned for Friday, April 25th that you cannot miss! This frankenstein event is a collaboration between PAYT and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and combines a traditional scavenger hunt with elements of trivia, social challenges, and optional bull riding (just to clarify- mechanical bulls), all with a transportation twist!

There will be photo challenges such as snapping photos of unidentifiable body parts, mullets, a teammate photobombing another persons photo, and team pyramids. As per traditional scavenger hunt rules, there will be hidden items (from artwork to rubber chickens) that need to be found. There will be trivia, other challenges, and did we mention [mechanical] bull riding?

Read more and RSVP Here!

Letter from Senator Barbara Mikulski

Senator Barbara Mikulski Recognizes PAYT

Senator Barbara MikulskiOur March 11th Quarterly Meet-Up with Jodie Misiak was successful in more ways than one! We hit our 1 year anniversary, we had a great turn-out with a lot of familiar faces (and many new ones as well); Jodie provided a wonderful presentation on Public-Private Partnerships (P3s); and we had a surprise speaker also in attendance.

Amy Seeberger, of Senator Barbara Mikulski’s staff, presented PAYT with a letter from the Senator herself.

“Greetings to the members and guests of PAYT… I will be fighting for transportation reauthorization to keep the highway and transit trust funds operating and fully funded in 2015.”

It is an honor to be recognized as such a young organization by one of our great leaders. We appreciate her support!

A full copy of the letter from Senator Mikulski can be found here: Mikulski_Letter_03112014

Quarterly Meet-Up (Jodie Misiak)

Quarterly Meet-Up; Misiak

Fellow Transportationists,

We are pleased to announce our next Quarterly Meet-Up:

Date- Tuesday, March 11, 2013
Time- 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location- Max’s Taphouse (Upstairs Bar)
Guest Speaker- Jodie Misiak, Maryland Department of Transportation

Have you heard of this thing called Public Private Partnerships (PPP), better known as “P3s”? As Assistant Director for Innovative Finance, Jodie Misiak is primarily responsible for managing and coordinating the day-to-day aspects of MDOT’s P3 initiatives, including all stages of project development, solicitation, and delivery. She has been MDOT’s point person for recent statewide efforts to strengthen and clarify P3 policies and processes, including the P3 Commission in 2011 and the P3 law that was enacted in 2013. There is no better person out there to outline the pros, cons, misconceptions, past successes and past failures of P3s; this is not a talk to be missed!

Ms. Misiak will be speaking around 6:00pm, and will hang around for some Q&A afterwards.

Before you hop in your car, THINK! There are other ways to get to this venue. The following transit services stop within a 5 min walking distance of this venue:

  • Charm City Circulator Green Route
  • Bike racks available just north of Max’s on Broadway (outside of Joe’s Bike Shop)
  • MTA Bus Routes #11, 10, and 30

On street parking is also available, and we encourage you to consider carpooling.

This is a great opportunity to meet other ambitious professionals in your industry.  Look forward to seeing all of you soon!

-The PAYT Executive Committee