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 is prepared to lead the country on day one. The DOT Agency Review Team will also review the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) and Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).
“I am honored to serve on the DOT’s Agency Review Team and I look forward to serving as a voice for the minority community to ensure racial equity is advanced across all levels of the Agency” said A. Bradley Mims, COMTO President & CEO. “In addition, we must update the procurement process and ensure the policies put forth provide equal opportunity for small and minority-owned businesses.”
As noted in the Biden-Harris Plan to Advance Racial Equity, the economic crisis has hit Black and Brown communities especially hard, with Black, Latino and Native American unemployment at higher levels, and businesses owned by Black, Latino and Asian American people closing down at alarming rates. The Transition Team has been charged to Build Back Better with a major mobilization of effort and resources to address these challenges and to advance racial equity across the American economy.
“We are honored that Mr. Mims has been selected to serve in such a preeminent role with the Transition Team,” said Freddie Fuller, COMTO Board of Directors Chair. “He is an experienced industry expert who is well versed in all modes of transportation. He will be a strong representative of COMTO and its members in 34 chapters across the nation and in Canada. We look forward to him advocating for the recovery of the transportation industry and for critically needed infrastructure, especially in the minority community.”