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COMTO and WTS International Sign Memorandum of Understanding Making Partnership Official

COMTO and WTS International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on January 12, 2020 to a packed room during WTS’ Annual Winter Reception in Washington, D.C. More than 250 attendees witnessed COMTO and WTS International formalize their partnership to reach their common goal of diversity, inclusion and equity in transportation. Both organizations have worked tirelessly …

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COMTO Members Move to the Head of the Class in Leadership APTA

COMTO members continue to shine bright in their pursuit of excellence in the transportation industry as demonstrated by the number of participants in Leadership APTA. Leadership APTA is the American Public Transportation’s flagship program to develop and support experienced managers and leaders aspiring to hold executive and senior leadership positions. Participants in Leadership APTA commit …

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COMTO Celebrates National Disability Employment Month

Arguably one of the more important aspects to the American Disabilities Act was the requirement to make transportation services and facilities accessible. Many people with disabilities cite access to transportation as a barrier to employment. October is National Disability Employment Month which recognizes the contributions of persons with disabilities to work-related activities. With the passage …

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COMTO Celebrates the Life of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings

On behalf of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and its 32 Chapters across the country, members and advocates for people of color in the transportation industry, we express our deepest sadness about the loss of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings. The following statement was issued by A. Bradley Mims, President and CEO of the …

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Transportation Department seeks to crack down on pipeline protests: report

Original Source The Department on Transportation Monday released a proposal that calls for Congress to crack down on protests of existing or under-construction pipelines, as reported by to Politico. Current law punishes damaging or destroying existing pipelines with fines and up to 20 years in prison. The proposal, by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), …

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