Month: March 2020

Hello, COMTO Toronto

COMTO is now international! Please join us in welcoming our newest chapter, COMTO Toronto. We are excited one of the world’s most diverse cities is now apart of the COMTO family. COMTO Toronto is among our impressive list of 32 chapters that are ensuring opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, …

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Senate Approves Historic $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus: $25 Billion Earmarked for Transit Agencies

We are updating you with the latest news surrounding vital legislation to help the transportation industry, which has taken a financial hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest economic stimulus bill coming from the U.S. Senate includes $114 billion to help beleaguered industries such as airlines, air cargo companies and airports. A …

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COVID-19 Fallout Boosts Outlook for Long-Term Infrastructure Funding

The fate of a long-term surface transportation funding bill and a bailout of the Highway Trust Fund – which is on the road to insolvency starting next year – may have reversed course as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a Capitol Hill insider. Before the coronavirus began pounding the economy over the …

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Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Postponed

Dear COMTO Family: COMTO takes seriously the health and safety of our members and supporters. After careful consideration in light of the recent updates regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), COMTO has decided to postpone our Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation awards breakfast scheduled for March 18, 2020 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International …

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COMTO Birmingham Honors Tuskegee Airmen and Recognized Alabama Airport Leaders

Birmingham, AL (March 4, 2020) – “The Tuskegee Airmen overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II,” explains TuskegeeAirmen.org. “They proved conclusively that African Americans could fly and maintain sophisticated combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen’s achievements, together with the men and women who supported them, paved …

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Carla Williams Shares Road to Success with WTS Tampa

COMTO Central Florida President, Carla Williams, was a featured speaker at the WTS Tampa bi-monthly happy hour on February 26, 2020 as part of their Black History Month programming. Ms. Williams spoke on her 21-year career at Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) where she currently serves as Director of Community and Business Engagement. She also provided …

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