CBC / COMTO Transportation Braintrust
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When: Thursday, September 21, 2017
3:00 PM
Where: Walter E Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place
Room 147B
Washington, District of Columbia  20001
United States
Contact: JaLissa D. Coffee

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This panel discussion will focus on innovative financing of transportation projects, particularly in the context of inclusive procurement, Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), and Historically Underemployed Communities. Panelists will demonstrate how this can be accomplished.



  • Explore the feasibility and applicability of various innovative financing alternatives, and their impact on minority communities
  • Bring to light concerns and potential barriers that could hinder full participation in these projects and processes
  • Discuss avenues to begin constructing a framework for full inclusion by minority-owned underutilized business
  • Consider options for supporting the recruitment and training of a skilled inner city workforce for these projects
  • Address minority business and community economic development as they relate to innovative financing solutions
  • Have a successful conclusion to these discussions by distilling a COMTO-centric policy position and a platform for a successful launch of a COMTO/CBC strategic partnership to spearhead action for policy implementation



Beverly A. Scott, Ph.D., Jobs To Move America, Board Member

Emeka Moneme, Deputy Executive Director, Federal City Council

Melvin E. Clark, Jr., Chairman/CEO G. W. Peoples Co., Inc.

Regine C. Beauboeuf, Director of Client Services/Detroit Office Manager, FTCH

Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Miami Gardens, FL 

Michael Garner, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, New York MTA



Stephanie Beasley, Transportation Reporter for POLITICO



Thursday, September 21, 2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 2017 Annual Legislative Conference

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt. Vernon Place

Room 147B

Washington, DC 20001


No RSVP required. All COMTO members are encouraged to attend.