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COMTO COVID-19 Updates

The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are continuing to develop each day. As this pandemic continues to unfold, COMTO has compiled this helpful list of resources for our members and supporters. Please continue practicing social distancing and take the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Are you making an impact in your community? COMTO members …

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Condolences and Remembrances to Our Dearly Departed COMTO Family

COMTO would like to extend heartfelt condolences to member Frank Oglesby on the loss of his wife Margaret. Frank is the “Voice of COMTO” and a member of COMTO Boston. Margaret’s obituary can be viewed here. COMTO would also like to send condolences to the family of longtime COMTO friend and supporter Joseph Alexander who …

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COMTO’s Impact in California Spotlighted in California Transit Association Publication

The California Transit Association (CTA) highlighted COMTO and our work in the state as part of its “On Board With” feature in their Transit California monthly publication. Brad Mims, COMTO National President and CEO, Sheila Evans-Peguese, COMTO Northern California President and Demarius Terry, COMTO Southern California President were interviewed for the feature. CTA has over …

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COMTO National Board Chair Freddie Fuller Awarded APTA Top Honors

COMTO would like to congratulate our very own National Board Chair, Freddie Fuller, on being named the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member of the Year. “COMTO is proud to see Freddie given this well-deserved honor. For the past two years we’ve had the pleasure of him serving as our National …

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In Memory of a COMTO Rising Star: Dr. Deja Monet Jackson

COMTO is saddened to report the passing of member, Dr. Deja Monet Jackson. Dr. Jackson was a rising star at COMTO and we were honored to have worked with her throughout the years–from our first interactions with her as a high school student, through undergrad and right up to her receiving her doctorate in transportation and …

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Ricky Smith, Executive Director of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall Airport) Elected Chairman of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)

Ricky Smith, Executive Director of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), was recently elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Airport Minority Advisory Council. Executive Director Smith served as an at-large member of the AMAC Board of Directors over the past year and has been an active member of the national organization for many …

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Welcome Back, COMTO Hampton Roads Chapter!

Located in southeastern Virginia, this region encompasses the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg along with James City County.  Leading COMTO Hampton Roads will be Keisha Branch, Grants Administration and DBE Officer, Hampton Roads Transit (HRT). HRT, along with the Hampton Roads Connector Partners and The Port of Virginia …

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COMTO Celebrates the Life of Congressman John Lewis

On behalf of the President & CEO and Board of Directors of COMTO, it is our honor to pay tribute to a civil rights icon. Congressman John Lewis dedicated his life to the fight for justice and freedom. His enormous impact on the history of this country will continue to inspire us all on making …

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COMTO Board Chair Urges Transportation Industry to Stomp Out Racism

COMTO National Board Chair, Freddie Fuller, shared his views on the issue of racism and police brutality in our country in American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Passenger Transport flagship publication. Mr. Fuller called for the transportation industry to address racism and racial inequalities and encouraged people to speak up and speak out to help create change.  Read the …

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