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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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Fahteema Parrish Leads Parrish & Sons Construction Co. Through Latest Project At Kansas City International Airport

Fahteema Parrish and her company, Parrish & Sons Construction Co., are featured in the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the more than 120 minority and women business enterprises working on Kansas City International Airport’s $1.5 billion new terminal. Fahteema is also the COMTO Kansas City President.

COMTO Members Win 2021 APTA Awards

Congratulations to our phenomenal COMTO members who recently won 2021 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Awards! Distinguished Service Award: Bradley Mims, Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); Hall of Fame: Dr. Delon Hampton (Posthumously), Founder, Delon Hampton & Associates, Chartered; Outstanding Public Transportation Manager: Dorval R. Carter, Jr., President, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA); Innovation Award: …

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MTA’s Michael Garner Wins Diversity Officer of the Year from Crain’s New York

Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Michael Garner Wins Diversity Officer of the Year from Crain’s New YorkMTA Chief Diversity Officer, Michael Garner, was named Top Diversity and Inclusion Officer in the Crain’s New York inaugural Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards. The awards honor those who are making strides in creating a more equitable workplace. Michael …

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COMTO Jacksonville Hosted Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) Leaders in Automation

COMTO Jacksonville continued its virtual conversation series in June. On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the chapter hosted two exceptional leaders from JTA, Bernard Schmidt, Vice President of Automation and Michael Feldman, Director of the Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C), who spoke about the JTA Autonomous Program/U2C. U2C is a multi-phased program aimed at converting and expanding …

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COMTO Jacksonville Recognizes Its 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 COMTO Jacksonville scholarship recipients. This year COMTO Jacksonville awarded $7,000 in scholarships to the local community. Four promising high school and college students were recognized for their academic achievements and community engagement. The awardees all prepared outstanding applications and essays connecting their career aspirations with opportunities in the transportation or logistics …

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COMTO North Texas Garrett A. Morgan Career Day Recap

On March 5, 2021, COMTO North Texas hosted a virtual career information day for Dallas/Fort Worth high school students. We all know that the transportation industry is exciting, varied and offers abundant career opportunities to move our nation, and the chapter invited local high school students to learn about the numerous possibilities of working in …

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COMTO Honors Best and Brightest at the 2020 COMTO Industry Awards Virtual Program

WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2021)—The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), a nonprofit organization founded in 1971 dedicated to advancing minorities in the transportation industry with 34 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, celebrated transportation’s shining starts at its 2020 COMTO Industry Awards Virtual Program on Friday, May 14, 2021. These awards were given to …

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Stepfone Montgomery Announces the Launch of BZ One, a Web-Based Software Connecting Small Businesses With Corporations

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Founder and CEO of BZ Connects (BZC), Stepfone Montgomery, today announced the launch of a unique web-based resource that will allow small and minority- owned businesses to seamlessly connect with corporations while helping corporations find qualified vendors. BZ One is web-based software that has over 15 different features to help corporations connect …

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