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In celebration of Women’s History Month, COMTO Kansas City’s Whitney Morgan shared the history and accomplishments of Carmen E. Turner, General Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Thank you to videographer and producer Darrin Dressler: https://www.darrindressler.com/ .
In honor of Black History Month and every other month of the year, COMTO Kansas City launched a three-part video series highlighting the achievements of the Black men and women who have contributed to the growth of our nation’s transportation industry. View the series below: Granville T. Woods The first video in our three-part series, COMTO … More Celebrating Black History Month
During her extensive military career, U.S. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard achieved many noteworthy “firsts” in maritime transportation. Howard, a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, was among the first female graduates of the Academy. She was also the first African-American woman to reach the rank of four-stars in any branch of the U.S. Armed … More Michelle Howard: First Female Four-Star Admiral
Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., a NASA astronaut, became the first African-American to walk in space. On February 9th, 1995, Harris completed a spacewalk as a member of a six-person crew on board STS-63, the first joint American-Russian space program mission and the 20th flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Born in Temple, Texas, in … More Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr.: First African American to Walk in Space
Throughout the month of February, COMTO KC will be highlighting the achievements of African Americans in transportation. Join us in celebrating Black History Month and the individuals who have made, and continue making, great strides in improving our industry. Today we celebrate Carmen Turner, the first African American woman to lead a major transit agency … More Carmen Turner: First African American Woman to Run a Transit Agency
Garrett A. Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky on March 4, 1877. He was an African-American businessman and inventor whose curiosity and innovation led to the development of many useful products, including the first traffic signal. A three-position traffic signal, which Morgan was granted a patent for on November 20, 1923, was the first of … More Celebrating Garrett A. Morgan: Inventor and Traffic Safety Pioneer
COMTO KC ‘shared the warmth’ with students at Lowman Hill Elementary in Topeka, KS. On Tuesday, February 2nd, COMTO KC members visited Lowman Hill to distribute 270+ packages of winter weather gear to students. Lauren Frederic, Principal of the Early College Prep Academy, said they are thankful to have community partners that help support their … More COMTO KC Donates Winter Gloves, Hats and Scarves to Lowman Hill Elementary Students