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COMTO Jax Gives Back to the Community for Thanksgiving

On November 25, 2019, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), COMTO Jacksonville and IAMUnion partnered together to sponsor the Sulzbacher Village, a permanent, low income housing community for women and families. Residents and families received Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets which included a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings such as: turkeys, hams, sweet potatoes, green beans, mashed …

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COMTO Jacksonville Hosts Its First Inaugural “Ask a CEO/Leader” Event

COMTO Jacksonville recently hosted its first inaugural “Ask a CEO/Leader” event at the FDOT Training Facility in Jacksonville, Florida. Several business owners, leaders in transportation and individuals from the community learned about various leadership styles, identifying problem oriented solutions for your business and how to utilize core values while operating a business. COMTO Jacksonville would like to thank …

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COMTO Members Move to the Head of the Class in Leadership APTA

COMTO members continue to shine bright in their pursuit of excellence in the transportation industry as demonstrated by the number of participants in Leadership APTA. Leadership APTA is the American Public Transportation’s flagship program to develop and support experienced managers and leaders aspiring to hold executive and senior leadership positions. Participants in Leadership APTA commit …

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COMTO Celebrates National Disability Employment Month

Arguably one of the more important aspects to the American Disabilities Act was the requirement to make transportation services and facilities accessible. Many people with disabilities cite access to transportation as a barrier to employment. October is National Disability Employment Month which recognizes the contributions of persons with disabilities to work-related activities. With the passage …

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COMTO Members Inducted Into the APTA Hall of Fame

COMTO congratulates our two longtime esteemed members, Paul Toliver and Michael Townes, on their recent induction into the APTA Hall of Fame. Both men in their own rights have and continue to make significant contributions to the transportation industry and serve with dignity and class. Please join us in wishing them a job well done …

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COMTO Celebrates the Life of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

On behalf of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and its 32 Chapters across the country, members and advocates for people of color in the transportation industry, we express our deepest sadness about the loss of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings. The following statement was issued by A. Bradley Mims, President and CEO of the …

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Somat Engineering, Inc., (Somat) Receives the 2019 National Society of Black Engineers Exceptional Small Business Award

Somat Engineering, Inc., (Somat) was the recipient of the 2019 National Society of Black Engineers Exceptional Small Business Award this past weekend, Friday, August 23, 2019. The Transportation and Infrastructure Special Interest Group nominated the company to be recognized during the Evening of Excellence Scholarship Gala that was held at the Marriott Mission Valley Hotel …

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Transportation Department seeks to crack down on pipeline protests: report

Original Source The Department on Transportation Monday released a proposal that calls for Congress to crack down on protests of existing or under-construction pipelines, as reported by to Politico. Current law punishes damaging or destroying existing pipelines with fines and up to 20 years in prison. The proposal, by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), …

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