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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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COMTO Celebrates Juneteenth

As we celebrate #Juneteenth, we want to highlight a recent quote and reminder from President Barack Obama: “Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory, or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible––and there is still so …

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COMTO Town Hall on Race Provides A Safe Space for Transportation Professionals to Sound Off on Racial Issues

It was a packed house at COMTO’s Town Hall on Race as the transportation community gathered virtually to take off our masks and let our voices be heard concerning police brutality and racism in our country. Led by COMTO National Board Chair, Freddie Fuller, and President and CEO, Brad Mims, attendees were encouraged to be …

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COMTO Member Bacarra Sanderson Maulding Is Named Executive Director of Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT)

COMTO congratulates member Bacarra Sanderson Mauldin on being named CEO/Executive Director of Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT). Mauldin currently serves as Director of Policy and Innovation with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, which has a fleet of 130 vehicles, a streetcar system, ferry boat operations and an annual budget of $109 million. Read the full article at https://bit.ly/2U9hpt4#InclusionIsHappening#transportation

United Way of New York City Provides 3,000 Care Packages to MTA Employees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Kieren WeisertThe TASC GroupPhone: 606-304-9278kieren@thetascgroup.com United Way of New York City Provides 3,000 Care Packages to MTA Employees New York, NY – May 15, 2020: United Way of New York City (UWNYC) yesterday, May 14th, provided more than 3,000 food care packages to employees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in …

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Asian American Contractors Association Donates Masks

Author: Procurement & Materials Management The COVID-19 Relief Effort mask donation was championed by DART’s community partner Asian American Contractors Association of Texas, along with DFWCare, RamUnion USA and New Hope Compassion. Over 2,500 masks were donated with this collaboration effort. Jerry Reynolds, DART’s Assistant Vice President Materials Management Division (top picture-left)) accepts masks presented …

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Pelosi Names Select Members to Bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis

Speaker Nancy Pelosi today appointed Members to serve on the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, which will provide oversight of the historic $2 trillion CARES Act.   “As House Speaker, I am proud to appoint these distinguished and accomplished leaders of the Congress and Country to the Select Committee on the Coronavirus,” …

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COMTO DC and COMTO National Partner to Help COVID-19 Causes

Cipriana Eckford (RK&K), co-chair of the COMTO DC Chapter’s Diversity, Equity & Small Business Outreach Committee, and owner of Soulfully Speaking Photography, LLC, (SSP), has partnered with another local minority owned business, RX Catering DC (Cheron Burns, owner), to provide care to local healthcare workers. So far, with SSP collecting more than $3750 in community …

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DART Starts Grocery Pickup and Delivery Service for Paratransit Customers

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is now offering grocery pickup and delivery services with the help of its paratransit drivers for paratransit customers. The agency’s drivers will pick up groceries from the store and deliver them directly to the customer for free. Paratransit riders must place their orders directly with the grocery store and …

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RTA to Begin Using UV-C Technology As Part of Its Cleaning Protocol

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will begin using ultraviolet technology (UV-C) to disinfect high traffic areas, K-9 vehicles and rooms with sensitive equipment. RTA says it will use the Moonbeam3 from Daylight Medical of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, to clean the designated areas. The Moonbeam3 will also be used in response to an incident …

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