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COMTO Miami Installs New Board at the “Historic Hampton House”

On Thursday, June 9, 2022, the COMTO Miami Chapter held its Installation of Officers & Reception at the Historic Hampton House in Miami, FL. The Hampton House is the location of a scene in the movie “One Night in Miami”. The event was hosted by Aaron Weeks, Immediate Past President. Jimmy Morales, Chief Operating Officer …

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Dominque “Dee” Mathes Joins CERM as Client Services Manager

Congratulations to Dominique “Dee” Mathes on her new role as a Client Services Manager at CERM. As Client Services Manager, she is responsible for developing a pipeline of sales opportunities, introducing prospective clients and generating new pursuit opportunities for the firm. Dominique previously served as Marketing Manager and Business Development Director at DuBois Consultants Engineering. 

Schneider St. Preux Promoted to Director of Bus Operations for Broward County Transit

COMTO Miami salutes Schneider St. Preux on his promotion as the new Director of Bus Operations for Broward County Transit. In his role, he will be responsible for all operational activities for bus operations in the 2nd largest transit agency in the state of Florida. Schneider began his career with the Miami-Dade County Department of …

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COMTO Board Member Regine Beaubouef and COMTO Michigan President Bianca Graves Honored as Women of Excellence by the Michigan Chronicle

Congratulations to COMTO Board Member, Regine Beauboeuf, and COMTO Michigan President, Bianca Graves, for receiving the Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence Award. Now in its 15th year, the Women of Excellence Award recognizes women who are champions of economic empowerment, diversity and are the backbones of religious and educational organizations—driving forces in politics and community services. …

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COMTO Boston Partners with MassDOT, University of New Hampshire and Others to Provide STEM Programming for Kids this Spring

COMTO Boston supplies the next generation of transportation leaders with resources and inspiration through mentorship and STEM programming. The T-STEM webinar series engages and educates 6th–12th graders with National Network for Transportation Workforce content. COMTO Boston appreciates the program sponsors!

Toronto Transit Commission Is Proud to Recognize Lunar New Year and Black History Month

For the first time, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) recognized Lunar New Year organization-wide. TTC wrapped one streetcar and four buses in spectacular themed vehicle wraps. TTC also partnered with the City of Toronto’s StARToronto Program to showcase 16 unique art pieces and stories of eight artists representing Black communities in Toronto as part of …

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Growing Diversity Leadership in Florida Transportation

By Clinton B. ForbesChair of the Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA)Executive Director at Palm Tran Transportation is about movement and progress. For decades, progress in diversity in public transportation has been represented with a vast of women and men of all racial and ethnic backgrounds working as bus operators, mechanics and some administrative positions. Top …

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COMTO Members’ Sons Continue Stem Tradition as Finalist in FAA Airport Design Challenge

Congratulations to COMTO Michigan Board Member Dayo Akinyemi on his sons, Iyi and Ayo, being members of two teams selected as finalists for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Design Challenge! The Airport Design Challenge is an interactive eight-week learning and collaboration opportunity sponsored by the FAA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Aviation and …

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NextGen Corner: Meet KCATA’s Whitney Morgan

Meet Whitney Morgan, Grants Specialist for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA). Whitney has accomplished a lot in his relatively short time at COMTO. He is the 2020 COMTO Reverend Jerry Moore President’s Leadership Award recipient. This award recognizes a COMTO Chapter President who has demonstrated exemplary leadership within COMTO, significantly impacted their local chapter …

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Burns & McDonnell Welcomes Cyrill Weems as Director of Infrastructure in Detroit

With more than 20 years of experience, Cyrill Weems has joined Burns & McDonnell to lead and support infrastructure development in Michigan. Bringing with him an extensive background in transportation and water, Weems will be key to the firm’s continued success and service expansion into a number of industries, strengthening the firm’s partnerships in Detroit.

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