CORE 2021 Conference Review 

The Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) hosted the 15th edition of the Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE) 2021 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in Western Australia. The conference was held over the week of 21st June till the 23rd of June 2021. The theme of CORE 2021 revolved around Collaborating to Master Complexity. The event was enabled by key sponsorships from the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) and Public Transport Authority (PTA). 

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A day in the life with: Bruno Da Silva – Deputy Integration Manager at Rail Systems Alliance

Who are you and what is your role, and what is the project you are working on?

I am Bruno DA SILVA, RSA’s deputy integration manager. My role consists in ensuring that the overall RSA System is technically sound and delivers the adequate level of functionalities to the end users.

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Get know the committee – Caroline, Edward, Jun

Get to know the YTP Committee – Caroline, Edward, Jun 

This quarter, get to know a little more about YTP Event Coordinator, Caroline Lieu (CL); Event Coordinator, Edward Wright (EW); and Membership Engagement Coordinator, Jun Tang (JT). Caroline currently works as a Technical Lead at MTM; Edward is currently a Commercial Graduate at LXRP; and Jun is a Network Interface and Assurance Engineer at DOT. 

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The Road to Zero Emissions – Panel Discussion 

YTP, with sponsorship from Siemens, hosted an online panel discussion on the transport industry’s transition to a more sustainable future. Our panelists, Olivia Laskowski, Warner Priest and Jaad Clifford-Bolt with Natasha Santha as the moderator, discussed a variety of different topics including electric vehicle manufacturing and management, hydrogen powered vehicles, and developments in sustainable transport infrastructure.  

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YTP Committee Elections FY21/22

As we continue to grow and expand our network across Australia, it’s important that the Committee is able to represent YTP’s members in the best possible way. As such, we would like to use this opportunity to call for volunteers to be a part of the 2021/2022 YTP Committee.

New committee members bring a fresh perspective, offering young professionals boundless opportunities to meet likeminded people and develop new skills. Being a part of the Committee is also a great way to make your mark on the industry, as you will be responsible for the direction and future of YTP and its activities.

All committee positions are now declared vacant and members are invited to nominate themselves, or another member, for a position.

Please refer to the Committee Roles & Responsibilities and Terms of Reference for more information. You can also contact the current YTP committee with any questions at

Process for the upcoming election:

Step 1: Read the Committee Roles & Responsibilities and Terms of Reference.

Step 2: Fill out the application form with your nominated committee position(s). You may select up to two roles. Please attach a brief summary of why you/your nominee would be suitable for the committee position(s). Please note that this information will be distributed to all YTP members. Nominations close on 10 September, 2021.

Step 3: Voting will open to YTP members on Wednesday 15 September, 2021, and remain open until close of business on Tuesday 28th September, 2021.

Step 4: The new committee will be announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 30th September, 2021. Please note that attendance of the AGM is mandatory for new committee members.

2021 Annual General Meeting

The upcoming Annual General Meeting of Young Transport Professionals Inc. will take place on Thursday 30th September, 2021. All members are welcome to attend, with registration opening via Eventbrite.