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COMTO to Honor NASA Trailblazer and “Hidden Figure” Dr. Christine Darden at Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation

NASA TRAILBLAZER AND “HIDDEN FIGURE” DR. CHRISTINE DARDEN AMONG GROUP OF WOMEN TO BE HONORED FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN TRANSPORTATION DURING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Washington, DC (February 12, 2020) – The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) will honor former NASA Aerospace Engineer, Dr. Christine Darden of “Hidden Figures” fame, along with 12 other distinguished women who have excelled …

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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 Honors Women Leaders in Transportation at Annual Breakfast

Washington, DC (January 21, 2020) – The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) is pleased to host our 9th Annual Awards Breakfast, Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, from 8:00 am – 11:00 am at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. In observance of Women’s History Month, COMTO …

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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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COMTO Attends Opportunity MDOT Launch

COMTO attended the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Opportunity MDOT I-495 & I-270 P3 Partnership kickoff workshops for MBEs. The I-495 & I-270 P3 Program is the state’s plan to improve over 70 miles of interstate to reduce traffic congestion and increase economic development in the region. Here are some pics from the recent kick-off …

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On the Fast Track to Success

Underrepresented students from the Tampa Bay region and across the country learned the important role they can play in the future of transportation during the Garrett A. Morgan Youth Symposium held at Florida Polytechnic University on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The symposium is part of the 48th National Meeting and Training Conference of the Conference of …

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