MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

COMTO was created to provide a forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry. COMTO’s membership includes individuals, transportation agencies, private sector corporations, Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), nonprofits and educational institutions. When you join COMTO, you gain access to an exclusive national network of transportation industry professionals. 

Memberships are valid from the date of joining through the end of the calendar year. All 2022 memberships are valid through December 31, 2022.

*New Member Perk: Join anytime in October, November or December and your membership runs until the end of 2022.*

Top Reasons You Should Join Become a Member of Get Involved With Support COMTO

FIND YOUR PEERS

COMTO has a place for everyone. Our members range from entry-level professionals to seasoned leaders from all modes of transportation.

EXPAND YOUR NETWORK

Making connections is critical and joining COMTO provides countless opportunities to connect on a local, regional and national level.

BROADEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE

COMTO offers access to webinars, workshops, lectures and other learning opportunities to enhance your professional development.

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

Make use of COMTO’s exclusive online career center to find targeted job postings for your expertise and land that dream job.

EQUIP FUTURE GENERATIONS

COMTO offers scholarships and internships to help prepare the next generation of transportation industry leaders.

GIVE BACK

COMTO Chapters provide creative opportunities to impact your local areas through fundraising, community service and more!

BECOME A LEADER

Build your management, leadership and public speaking skills by volunteering for one of COMTO’S many committees.

ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE

COMTO's robust legislative agenda seeks to advance the needs of minorities in transportations and communities of color.

CELEBRATE EXCELLENCE

COMTO recognizes contributors to the transportation industry at our Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation and Industry Awards.

BUILD CONNECTIONS

Attend the largest gathering of minorities in transportation at our National Meeting and Training Conference and chapter events.

MEMBER BENEFITS

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  • Subscriptions to Accelerate (COMTO’s Bi-Annual Industry Publication) and News in Motion (Bi-Weekly Newsletter)
  • Access to COMTO’s Members-Only Directory of Transportation Industry Professionals and Businesses
  • Unlimited Searches and Postings in the COMTO Member-Only Career Center and RFP Board
  • Member Rates for COMTO National Conferences and Events
  • Networking, Mentoring, Professional Development and Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Invitations to Exclusive Local COMTO Meetings and Events
  • All General Members Benefits
  • Two Company Representative Memberships
  • Logo Listing on the COMTO National Website
  • One Quarter-Page Advertisement in an Accelerate Issue
  • One Quarter-Page Advertisement in the COMTO National Meeting and Training Conference program
  • Reserved Seat on the COMTO National HUB Committee
  • All General Members Benefits
  • Four Company Representative Memberships
  • Logo Listing on the COMTO National Website
  • One Half-Page Advertisement in an Accelerate Issue
  • One Half-Page Advertisement in the COMTO National Meeting and Training Conference Program

What We Do For You

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WHAT WE DO FOR YOU

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COMTO partners with transportation agencies to assist them in remaining compliant with federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs. COMTO provides training to DBE program administrators, procurement professionals and DBE liaison officers. COMTO serves as a voice when addressing program challenges to U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) personnel. Additionally, transportation executives have access to qualified local and national DBEs interested in doing business.

COMTO Provides Access to:

  • M/W/SBE/AC/DBE Businesses
  • Potential Minority and Women Employees
  • USDOT Personnel
  • Corporate Decision-Makers
  • Training and Development
  • Advertising of Request for Proposal (RFP) and Employment Opportunities

COMTO is a source for locating qualified employees and accessing minority and women-owned businesses to fill construction, concessions, supplier or other professional services contracts. COMTO also provides education and training for the transportation industry at a variety of levels.

COMTO Provides Access to:

  • Qualified DBEs for Contracting Opportunities
  • Executives at Transportation Agencies
  • Executives at Other Transportation Stakeholder Corporations
  • Potential Minority, Veteran and Women Employees
  • Training and Development
  • Contracting Opportunities
  • Free Advertising of RFP and Employment Opportunities

Transportation agencies of all modes maintain a wide range of federally funded contract opportunities that require a DBE component. COMTO brings those opportunities to the membership through a robust online bid/jobs board, valuable networking experiences and strategic business matchmaking opportunities. For example, small businesses can gain visibility, contracts and partnerships through our Small Business Directory database.  

COMTO Provides Access to:

  • Contracting Opportunities
  • Transportation Agency Decision-Makers
  • Corporate Decision-Makers
  • USDOT Personnel
  • Training and Development

Academic institutions and nonprofitscan benefit from networking opportunities with key decision-makers in the multi-billion-dollar transportation industry. COMTO is also a resource for scholarships, internships, educational programs and events.

COMTO Provides Access to:

  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Transportation Agency Decision-Makers
  • Corporate Decision-Makers
  • USDOT Personnel
  • Training and Development)

COMTO connects transportation professionals at all stages of their careers and from all modalities with a robust network of colleagues, transit agencies, major corporations, small businesses and other industry stakeholders to help them in their journey to advance within transportation.

COMTO Provides Access to:

  • Jobs and Career Opportunities
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Networking and Building Relationships
  • Up-To-Date Industry News and Information

COMTO connects students with internship opportunities and provides scholarships to students in transportation industry-related disciplines. Student members also enjoy access to view job opportunities on COMTO’s job board. Students can form valuable professional connections with transportation agency executives and business owners through networking opportunities.

COMTO Provides Access to:

  • National and Local Scholarships
  • COMTO Careers In Transportation for Youth (CITY) Internship Program
  • Job and Internship Opportunities
  • Transportation Executives
  • Mentorships with Transportation Industry and Related Business Professionals

Membership Categories

Apply online by selecting your membership category below or download a paper application: US [PDF] or Canada [PDF].

Transportation Agency memberships includes entities (transit agencies, airports, State DOTs, port authorities, rail companies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and federal agencies) operating any form of organized transportation systems within the boundaries of the U.S. or its territories and possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico. Public agencies include all modes of transportation and multimodal organizations. Transportation Agency annual dues are determined by annual operating expenses.  

 

Transportation Agency Dues Schedule

Annual Operating Expenses Annual Dues
$0-$1M$1,530
$1M-$10M$2,550
$10M-$50M$3,570
$50M-$100M$5,100
$100M-$150M$7,650
$150M-$200M$10,200
$200M-$250M$15,300
$250M-$300M$20,400
$300M-$350M$30,600
$350M+$40,000
You will choose your Membership level during registration.

Private Sector memberships includes all private sector firms with the exception of HUBs that:

  • Supply Goods and Services to the Transportation Industry
  • Provide Professional Consultation Services
  • Engage in the Construction of Transportation Facilities
  • Provide Professional Management Services.

Private Sector annual dues are determined by annual gross revenue.  

Private Sector Dues Schedule
Annual Gross Revenue Annual Dues
$0-$250,000$1,225
$250,001-$500,000$2,550
$500,000-$1M$3,750
$1M-$2.5M$4,590
$2.5M-$5M$5,100
$5M+$6,000
You will choose your Membership level during registration.

HUB memberships includes DBEs, Airport Concession DBEs (ACDBE), Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), Veteran Business Enterprises (VBEs) and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises (DVBEs) that:

  1. supply goods and services to the transportation industry;
  2. provide professional consultation services;
  3. engage in the construction of transportation facilities; and/or
  4. provide professional management services.

Dues for this group are reduced to assist small businesses who are certified as any of the categories listed in the first sentence. Gross sales or billings must be $250,000 or less. If higher, the regular “Private Business” dues schedule prevails. HUB annual dues are determined by the number of years the HUB has been in business. 

HUB Dues Schedule
Yrs in BusinesAnnual Dues
1$350
2$500
3$750
4$1,100
5$1,375
6$1,650
7$1,925
8+$2,200
You will choose your Membership level during registration.

Academic Institution memberships includes colleges, universities and vocational schools.

Annual Dues: $1,000

Nonprofit memberships includes 501(c)3, 501(c)4 and 501(c)6 organizations, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

Annual Dues: $500.00

Individual membership includes any person who is:

  1.  An employee or a policy board member of a public agency (transit agencies, airports, State DOTs, port authorities, rail companies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Federal agencies);
  2. An employee of a business engaged in the transportation industry; and/or
  3. An employee of a business engaged in the supply of transportation goods and services.

Annual Dues: $125

Student membership includes any person who is currently a full-time high school, graduate or undergraduate student with a major or a minor program of study in transportation, planning or a related field.

Annual Dues: $50.00

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