On March 21st, the Kansas City Chapter of Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) honored the legacy of Garrett A. Morgan and his contributions to the transportation industry by exposing some students from the Topeka, Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri school districts to the work of transportation planners, engineers, architects and others. The Garrett A. Morgan … More GAMD 2018: Engaging future leaders of transportation, today.
During March 14th-16th, many COMTO members attended the Missouri Department of Transportation’s 2018 Contractor Compliance/DBE Training Symposium. This conference provides vital information in a variety of areas, such as business and workforce development, contract compliance, recruitment, and retention. Additionally, the symposium aims to strengthen Equal Employment Opportunity for both MoDOT and Missouri businesses by encouraging the development of … More COMTO Kansas City named “Community Champion of the Year” at 2018 MoDOT DBE Symposium
The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Public Transit Association hosted the annual Transit Day at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, February 28. “This year’s Transit Day will highlight the work that more than 150 agencies do to provide reliable, clean and useful transit and paratransit services … More COMTO KC invited to KDOT Transit Day at the Capitol
Every year KCATA hosts various events in celebration of Black History Month. This year, COMTO Kansas City and SE3 LLC partnered together to co-sponsored KCATA’s Black History Luncheon on February 28th. This luncheon fed over 200+ people at the KCATA offices. This celebration honors various people of color in the transportation industry who have made … More KCATA Black History Luncheon
Sly James is the Mayor of Kansas City, Mo. He grew up riding transit in Kansas City and has been a supporter of all modes of public transit. “Public transit holds cities together,” James said. “It allows people to…move around the city, and that movement creates economic activity.” The Rosa Parks Spirit Champion of Transit … More Mayor Sly James receives Champion of Transit Award
Smart Stakeholder Engagement: Leveraging Relationships Smart stakeholder engagement and relationship leveraging are key to retaining and bringing in new members as well as creating business opportunities for small businesses. Networking events are a win-win for all parties involved to include DBE’s, Primes as well as State Local & Governmental entities. The Kansas City chapter is … More COMTO KC, Bellewether Global, and MoDOT collaborate for “A Triple Play”
On May 10th, 2017, various members of the Kansas City chapter of the Conference of Minority of Transportation Officials volunteered to serve as a Resource Partner for the Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition 2017. The free event which took place at the Metropolitan Community College Business and Technology campus provided a great networking opportunity for dozens of … More COMTO KC at the Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition 2017
On February 28th and March 1st, over a dozen COMTO members attended the Missouri Department of Transportation’s 2017 Contractor Compliance/DBE Training Symposium. This conference provides vital information in a variety of areas, such as business and work force development, contract compliance, recruitment, and retention. Additionally, the symposium aims to strengthen Equal Employment Opportunity of both MoDOT and Missouri … More COMTO Members Win Big at MoDOT External Civil Rights’ DBE Symposium
On February 23th 2017, the Kansas City Chapter of COMTO held it’s 4th Annual Meeting/Membership Drive. The event was held at the East Patrol Police Station Community Room in Kansas City, MO. The purpose of this event was to emphasize the importance of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials for people of color, women, and … More A Recap of COMTO Kansas City’s 4th Annual Membership Drive
The 46th Annual National COMTO Meeting & Training Conference is right around the corner! This year’s conference will be held in Detroit, Michigan on July 14-18, 2017. The video below shows some cool highlights from last year’s conference in Dallas, Texas.