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Congratulations to the 2020 COMTO National Scholarship Program Recipients!

COMTO is pleased to announce its 2020 National Scholarship Program Awardees—awarded to deserving minority transportation students. Thanks to our sponsors, chapters and member contributions, this year COMTO was able to award over $50,000 to 17 minority students. We value your commitment as this allows us to expand the program, further our mission and build a pipeline of future transportation professionals. …

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COMTO President & CEO Brad Mims Selected to the Biden-Harris Transition Team

The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) is pleased to announce that A. Bradley Mims, President & CEO, has been named to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Agency Review Team for the Biden-Harris Transition Team. The Agency Review Teams are responsible for evaluating the operations of the federal agencies so that the incoming Biden-Harris administration …

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COMTO Members Honored as the ‘Best of the Best’ at APTA’s Annual Awards

COMTO members won big at this year’s American Public Transportation (APTA) Annual Awards where some of the best and brightest in the public transportation industry were honored. Congratulations to our COMTO family for achieving excellence in our industry! Get to know the winners on page 10 of APTA’s Passenger Transport Publication. Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr.Outstanding …

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Hot of the Press! COMTO Fall 2020 Accelerate

ACCELERATE is COMTO’s publication that shares COMTO members making national news, industry trends, events and member career advancement. Read the latest issue here. Get an in-depth look at COMTO and challenges impacting the transportation industry in this edition of ACCELERATE. In this issue, we cover COVID-19, welcome our first international chapter and share how to …

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Juan Aguilar’s New Flyer Journey Reflects the American Dream

In this profile, COMTO highlights Juan Aguilar’s 19-year career journey with New Flyer and get his thoughts on Hispanic Heritage Month. Juan Aguilar,38, has been a New Flyer Team Lead since 2015. He has been an employee since 2001, ascending the ranks from Assembly B to Assembly A to Utility Lead Person and now Team …

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COMTO Toronto and Region Launches as First International Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – October 1, 2020: Today, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (“COMTO”) announced the official launch of the Toronto and Region Chapter. This chapter is COMTO’s first international chapter and the first chapter outside the United States. The Toronto and Region Chapter marks the beginning of COMTO’s Canadian presence, welcoming members from …

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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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