President’s Letter – May 2021

Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of YTP’s quarterly newsletter. I hope you enjoyed learning more about YTP, our Committee members and the wide world of transport and are looking forward to another update! 

Since our inaugural newsletter release in January, the YTP Committee has been adjusting to Australia’s new normal. After 6 months of virtual communication, it’s been a refreshing change to meet in person – several of us for the first time at Barefoot Bowls in March! Check out this quarter’s events recap to read more about the evening, as well as the Downer Rollingstock Maintenance webinar series and our upcoming events. 

Also in this edition, we shine a light on key members of the Committee. In our regular ‘Get to Know the Committee’ feature, learn more about our Treasurer and Vice President, Adnan Alam, and our Communications and Digital Coordinators, Michael Greenwood and Russell Oliver, their different experiences in the transport industry and what they love about it. Our Membership Coordinate, Andrew Chan, gives us ‘A Minute on Cyber Security’, containing extracts from his AusRAIL presentation from last year: The Cybersecurity Challenges of Railway Data. 

As always, I would like to thank our industry partners, the Aurecon Jacobs and Mott MacDonald Joint Venture, the Victorian Department of Transport (DoT) and Metro Trains Melbourne, for their continued support. In particular, I would like to thank Emma Miller-Olsen, Operations Manager for Regional Roads Victoria (DoT) and one of Engineers Australia’s 2020 Professional Engineers of the Year, for taking part in our new  ‘A Day in the Life’ feature, along with key representatives from the Barwon South West Region. 

Our inbox is always open, so please get in touch if you have any suggestions on how we can improve articles or if you would like to contribute. Happy reading!