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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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COMTO Industry Awards Shine a Light on Excellence in Transportation

For Immediate Release October 14, 2021 2021 COMTO Industry Awards Shine a Light on Excellence in Transportation Awards Recognize Accomplishments Which Took Place During the Height of the COVID-19 Pandemic The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), a nonprofit organization founded in 1971 dedicated to advancing minorities in the transportation industry with 35 chapters in …

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WSP USA’s Jannet Walker Ford Featured in METRO Magazine

Jannet Walker Ford, WSP USA’s Senior Vice President, National Transit and Rail Market Leader, was featured in METRO Magazine in an article focusing on inclusion in transit and trends. Jannet also provided her outlook on the future of public transportation. COMTO most recently honored Jannet at the 2019 COMTO Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation …

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Remembering Former COMTO National Board Member and COMTO Philadelphia President Ann August

COMTO is saddened to learn of the passing of long-time COMTO member and leader, Ann August. Ann was a transportation industry leader for more than 30 years and one of our 2015 Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation honorees. She also served on the COMTO National Board of Directors and as President of the COMTO Philadelphia.  …

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Welcome, COMTO Minnesota Chapter!

Please join us in welcoming COMTO Minnesota as our 35th chapter! COMTO Minnesota will carry the organization’s mission throughout the state by working with transportation professionals, agencies, corporations, historically underutilized businesses, non-profits and educational institutions. COMTO Minnesota will be led by Tekia Jefferson, DEI Manager, Metropolitan Airports Commission, who will serve as chapter president. The chapter’s …

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Loraine Cargill Promoted to Director of Strategic Planning/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer at SFRTA

Loraine Cargill, former President of COMTO Fort Lauderdale, was promoted to Director of Strategic Planning/EEO Officer at the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA/Tri-Rail). In her new role, Loraine will have direct oversight of the planning, engineering and information technology departments. She is a 25-year-plus SFRTA veteran, holding various planning department positions. 

Victor Garcia Promoted to Director of Public Affairs at SFRTA

Victor Garcia, currently serving as Second Vice President of COMTO Fort Lauderdale, was promoted to Director of Public Affairs at SFRTA. He has served SFRTA for more than 19 years in the marketing/outreach sector, most recently as Corporate and Community Outreach Manager, which included the role of public information officer (PIO). Victor will continue to …

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Registration Is Open: COMTO 50th Anniversary National Meeting and Training Conference (Virtual)

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Please join us (virtually) for the COMTO 50th Anniversary Virtual National Meeting and Training Conference from September 28–30, 2021! #COMTO50 #COMTO50NMTC REGISTER: https://members.comtonational.org/page/2021-conference The deadline to register is September 24, 2021. Sponsor, exhibit and advertising opportunities are available! We will bring together industry leaders from across all modes of #transportation for the …

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