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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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RTA Votes on New CEO, Described as Energetic, Innovative, Experienced Transit Leader

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) board of trustees voted Wednesday morning to enter into contract negotiations with India Birdsong, currently the COO of Nashville’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, to become the next Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of RTA.  Read the full article here.

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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