Month: November 2020

COMTO Chicago Celebrates Women of Valor

COMTO Chicago planned to host its annual Women’s History Month Celebration, “She Inspires Us; Women of Valor,” to recognize four women for their contributions to our communities. Unfortunately, COVID-19 cancelled the in-person celebration. Instead, COMTO Chicago Executive Board Members were able to visit these Women of Valor at their places of work and present their …

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Congratulations to the 2020 COMTO National Scholarship Program Recipients!

COMTO is pleased to announce its 2020 National Scholarship Program Awardees—awarded to deserving minority transportation students. Thanks to our sponsors, chapters and member contributions, this year COMTO was able to award over $50,000 to 17 minority students. We value your commitment as this allows us to expand the program, further our mission and build a pipeline of future transportation professionals. …

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COMTO President & CEO Brad Mims Selected to the Biden-Harris Transition Team

The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) is pleased to announce that A. Bradley Mims, President & CEO, has been named to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Agency Review Team for the Biden-Harris Transition Team. The Agency Review Teams are responsible for evaluating the operations of the federal agencies so that the incoming Biden-Harris administration …

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COMTO Welcomes Its Newest Chapter, COMTO Richmond!

COMTO recently voted in COMTO Richmond! The chapter will serve Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding areas to create a community of support among transportation professionals, agencies, corporations, small businesses and other like-minded organizations to maximize opportunities for minorities in the transportation industry. Lamar Bates, Manager of Safety, Training and Labor Relations/DSLE for Keolis Rail Services …

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COMTO Members Honored as the ‘Best of the Best’ at APTA’s Annual Awards

COMTO members won big at this year’s American Public Transportation (APTA) Annual Awards where some of the best and brightest in the public transportation industry were honored. Congratulations to our COMTO family for achieving excellence in our industry! Get to know the winners on page 10 of APTA’s Passenger Transport Publication. Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.Outstanding …

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Hot of the Press! COMTO Fall 2020 Accelerate

ACCELERATE is COMTO’s publication that shares COMTO members making national news, industry trends, events and member career advancement. Read the latest issue here. Get an in-depth look at COMTO and challenges impacting the transportation industry in this edition of ACCELERATE. In this issue, we cover COVID-19, welcome our first international chapter and share how to …

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