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COMTO Emerging Leaders Sub-Committee June 2021 Challenge: Prioritize Your Mental Health

The ongoing pandemic, social justice issues, and a large-scale unemployment. Many of us have been dealing with enormous challenges over the past couple of years that have created a lot of stress and emotional toll on our daily lives. Among those of us that have been able to maintain employment, many have been working longer …

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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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AASHTO and COMTO Sign MOU Supporting Minority Advancement in Transportation

WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2021)—The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on May 13, 2021 formalizing their partnership to promote the advancement of minorities in transportation. The MOU is the first step in a collaboration between AASHTO and …

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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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DART Board of Directors Announces Nadine Lee as New President & Chief Executive Officer

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Nadine Lee as its new president & chief executive officer. Lee, an experienced transit industry leader and engineer who has worked in the transportation industry for nearly 30 years, will assume her new position on July 12. Read the full article: …

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Disability Inclusion at the Workplace: Why it Matters?

By Lina Aragon, Co-Chair, COMTO Accessibility Advisory Council and Customer Service Administrator, Palm Tran   Individuals with disabilities have long been excluded or underrepresented in the workforce.  Do they get a fair opportunity to get employment?  As you would suspect, the answer is no. Unfortunately, there are many incorrect preconceived ideas about having someone with …

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Renee Edwards Appointed District Director for Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Long time COMTO member and past COMTO National Board member, Renee Edwards, was recently appointed District Director for the Office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30). In this role, Renee oversees a team of professionals and all operations and planning for the district office inclusive of Member scheduling, attending community meetings, remaining abreast of relevant …

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Stephanie Wiggins to Become CEO of Metro

Stephanie Wiggins was unanimously approved Thursday to be Metro’s next chief executive officer, making her the first woman to head the agency. Wiggins, the CEO of Metrolink, will succeed Chief Executive Phil Washington, who announced Feb. 3 that he was stepping down after a six-year tenure that helped build the framework for an ambitious expansion …

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