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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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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 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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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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In Memory of a COMTO Rising Star: Dr. Deja Monet Jackson

COMTO is saddened to report the passing of member, Dr. Deja Monet Jackson. Dr. Jackson was a rising star at COMTO and we were honored to have worked with her throughout the years–from our first interactions with her as a high school student, through undergrad and right up to her receiving her doctorate in transportation and …

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