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2016 Garrett A. Morgan Youth Symposium

COMTO’s Garrett A. Morgan Youth Symposium honors the legacy of famed African American inventor and entrepreneur Garrett A. Morgan, who revolutionized the transportation industry with the development of the traffic signal. His invention made traveling on roads and highways safe for automobile travelers around the world. Held in coordination with COMTO’s annual National Meeting and Training Conference, the Garrett A. Morgan Youth Symposium provides an opportunity for high school students to explore the many avenues of transportation and its impact on shaping the global community.

2016 Garrett A. Morgan Youth Symposium

Exploring the Ladders of Opportunity in Transportation

Through Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurism
July 9, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Dallas, TX


Participants will begin their day at DART Headquarters, then ride the light rail to the Dallas Omni Hotel (the site of COMTO’s National Conference) to participate in lively discussions and activities that explore the multimodal world of transportation -- transit, rail, roads and highways, logistics, and railroads -- and also learn about the various opportunities and careers in the industry from executives, expert personnel, entrepreneurs, companies that do business in the industry, and college students pursuing careers in transportation.

Questions? Please contact Angela Berry Roberson or Carmen Garcia.

Open To:
Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and 2016 high school graduates.



Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Headquarters
1401 Pacific Ave.
Dallas, TX 75202


COMTO National Conference
Dallas Omni Hotel
555 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75202


What: Interactive activities, lively discussions, transportation industry scavenger hunt, and more!

Cost: Lunch, snacks, and gifts will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited!

Registration is required for all participants. All participants under the age of 18 are required to upload a release form signed by a parent or guardian during registration. Registration must be submitted by 10:00 AM CST on July 7, 2016.

  1. Click here to download the Participant Release Form. A signed form may be uploaded with your registration. If you do not upload the signed form during registration, you are required to submit the completed form to Angela Berry Roberson or Carmen Garcia by 10:00 AM on July 7, 2016.

  2. Click here to register a student via our online registration form.  You must upload the Participant Release Form (above) with your online registration.

  3. Click here to register a Chaperone or Parent via our online registration form (optional).


Please Note: Organizations may bring up to 6 students; 1 chaperone per 3 students is required. Students will begin the day at DART and take the light rail to the Dallas Omni Hotel. COMTO volunteers, staff, and chaperones will be in attendance at all time.


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