Month: January 2022

APTA’s Class of 2023 Emerging Leaders Program

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) invites emerging public transportation professionals to apply by next Friday, February 4, 2022, for the APTA Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2023!             The year-long program provides individuals who have worked in the transit industry for approximately three to five years—including one to three years of managing tasks, projects or staff—with the skills, …

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COMTO North Texas and WTS Dallas/Fort-Worth Held a State of Texas Address

Last week, COMTO President & CEO April Rai joined the COMTO North Texas Chapter and WTS Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter at their event keynoted by Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Marc Williams. The event focused on the slated Dallas/Fort Worth infrastructure projects and how the $1.2T Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will impact Texas as it …

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Marsha Nelson to Lead Colorado Department of Transportation’s Newly-Created Environmental Justice and Equity Branch

COMTO Colorado President Marsha Nelson was selected to lead the Colorado Department of Transportation’s newly-created Environmental Justice and Equity Branch. The branch was established as part of SB21-260, the comprehensive transportation funding and modernization bill passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Jared Polis. The first tasks the branch will take on under Nelson’s …

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Announcing the COMTO NextGen Corner

This month we debut our NextGen Corner, where we’ll feature up and coming COMTO members who represent the next generation of transportation leaders. First up is Qiana McKoy, Diversity Specialist, HNTB Corporation. Qiana shares her passion for transportation and how we can best serve rising leaders like herself. Qiana is also the Secretary for COMTO …

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Leadership Corner: A Message from President & CEO April Rai—January 2022

I’d like to welcome you to our inaugural COMTO Leadership Corner, where each month, you’ll hear from COMTO leaders who will share their thoughts on trending topics, our industry and the world. As the voice for equity in transportation, this series will provide a platform to showcase equity in action. We are excited to release …

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Amit Bose Confirmed as 15th Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration

Amit Bose was appointed the 15th Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Mr. Bose makes history as the first person of South-Asian descent to lead the FRA. Last year COMTO hosted an exclusive hour-long briefing with Mr. Bose for COMTO leadership to learn firsthand the significance rail plays in …

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We’re Hiring! Featured COMTO Positions

Associate, Membership & Chapter Services The Associate, Membership & Chapter Support oversees the full lifecycle of membership at COMTO including retention and recruiting. As the major touchpoint for membership, the Associate will provide support to 35 COMTO chapters across North America with outreach, tools, and best practices in membership programs. In coordination with external affairs, …

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