Dr. Maya Angelou to Keynote at the 3rd Annual Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Awards Breakfast
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR COMTO HUB MEMBERS!!
COMTO Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) members, take advantage of showcasing your technology and products during the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo at a reduced rate. Held every three years, the APTA Expo is a showcase of technology, products and services. This year the event will take place from Monday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. In collaboration with APTA, COMTO is providing special pricing on exhibit space (for limited hours) for our HUB members during this premier event. This opportunity is only available through COMTO. Click here for details on exhibit booth space and pricing. Click here to purchase an exhibit booth space and time slot.
43rd National Meeting & Training Conference Now Accepting Presentation Submissions
COMTO is looking for a dynamic variety of presentations to meet the diverse needs of its membership at the 2014 National Meeting & Training Conference from July 12-15, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. Abstracts from interested individuals and groups are being accepted until February 18 and should reflect the workshop tracks and conference theme outlined in our Call for Papers document. Applications, guidelines and important dates for submission can be found here.
3rd Annual Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Awards Breakfast Honorees
In observance of Women's History Month, COMTO is pleased to host our 3rd Annual Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, DC. This premier event celebrates women who are leading and advancing America's transportation infrastructure. To view the list of honorees for the event, click here. To sponsor or advertise at the event, click here. To purchase tickets for the event, click here.
43rd National Meeting & Training Conference Travel & Room Arrangements
COMTO is proud to announce the 43rd National Meeting & Training Conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA from July 12-15, 2014. This informative and captivating gathering of professionals, of all levels, in the transportation industry will expand your expertise and allow you to share what you have learned with others in your field. Don't miss this incredible opportunity! Book your hotel room at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis today by clicking here and receive our special room and travel rates. Space is limited so be sure to book your room today!
A Message From Robert Prince, COMTO National Chair, on the Passing of Nelson Mandela
The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) join the entire world community in celebrating the brilliant life and countless contributions of The Honorable Nelson Mandela. There are individuals that are called to live a life sacrifice in order to facilitate the greater good for the most people. President Mandela was certainly one of those individuals. A visionary leader, he epitomized strength and wisdom. His lifelong sacrifices served to better the plight of mankind across the globe. We are inspired by his lifelong commitment to improve the lot of the oppressed and under-represented. Today with his legacy as our compass, we rededicate our collective organizational efforts to continue leveling the playing field in this Nation. President Mandela, you will remain in our hearts forever. We thank you and may you rest in peace.
Click here to view the Proclamation issued by the White House.
View the Latest Edition of Accelerate
Click here to view the new Fall 2013 issue of Accelerate.
COMTO and APTA Response to Inspector General Report OIG ZA-2013-072
COMTO and APTA have joined forces in responding the OIG Report ZA-2013-072 by issuing a letter to The Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation. Click here to view COMTO and APTA's letter to provide additional comments. Click here to view the submission receipt.
21st Annual CBCF Transportation Braintrust
COMTO in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus held its 21st Annual Transportation Braintrust during the CBC Legislative Conference on September 19th. The Braintrust was officiated by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) with the topic Transportation Infrastructure: Big Opportunities for Small Businesses. We were able to address issues affecting the industry and more specifically the role of minorities involved in current industry trends. For pictures of the event click here.
A Thank You Letter from Julie Cunningham
COMTO’s 42nd National Meeting and Training Conference was a success. Please read a letter of thanks to all the hosts, sponsors, presenters, moderators and panelists and attendees from COMTO’s President & Chief Executive Officer, Julie Cunningham.
Photos of COMTO 42nd National Meeting and Training Conference
The Photo Album of the Conference and Training Meeting including our special surprise guests Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and the Reverend Jesse Jackson can be viewed here.
Anthony Foxx Named Secretary of Transportation
COMTO wholeheartedly supported President Barack Obama’s nomination of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation. View Press Release here.
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