Month: November 2021

RFP Notice: COMTO Seeks Event Planner for 2022

COMTO seeks a qualified and experienced event planner with impeccable skills to manage and execute two of our premier events, Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation and the National Meeting and Training Conference, in 2022. The complete Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes a detailed scope of work, requirements and instructions can be downloaded here. …

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For Immediate Release: COMTO Announces Strategist and Association Leader April Rai As New President & CEO

Rai Brings Over 15 Years of Experience to the Transportation Organization as It Builds Upon Its 50-Year Legacy as the Voice of Equity in the Industry For Immediate ReleaseNovember 15, 2021 Alexandria, VA—The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), a nonprofit organization founded in 1971 dedicated to advancing minorities in the transportation industry with 35 …

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FAA Deputy Administrator Brad Mims Receives the 2021 Distinguished Service APTA Award

COMTO congratulates former President & CEO and Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator, Brad Mims, on receiving the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Distinguished Service Award. This APTA award honors significant contributions to public transportation through policy, legislative initiative and leadership. With over 40 years as a transportation professional in both the government and private sectors, …

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Meet the Newly Appointed COMTO National Board Members: Yvette Janniere-Houlder and Dr. Lester Woods

Rounding out the 2021–2023 COMTO National Board of Directors are Yvette Janniere-Houlder, Lead Program Management, Enterprise Applications, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, State of New York and Dr. Lester Woods, Chief Administrative Officer, Missouri Department of Transportation, appointed as At-Large Members by Tanya Adams, Chair, COMTO National Board of Directors.  “Ms. Janniere-Houlder and Dr. Woods are the perfect addition to our 2021-2023 …

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COMTO Member Spotlight: Emily Tapia-Lopez of HNTB

Emily Tapia-Lopez, Associate Vice President, HNTB, says transportation has always been a part of her life—from her early upbringing to her college days, which made a career in transportation the perfect opportunity for her to impact her local community. A long-time COMTO member, she shares more about her journey in transportation and ways in which …

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