CONGRESS Passes Five Year Transportation Bill

COMTO applauds the passage of a five year $305 billion authorization to fund transportation programs through 2020. This is the first long-term authorization since SAFTEA-LU was passed in 2005. The authorizing legislation called Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) is compromise legislation between the House and Senate passed bills. The total $305 billion funding authorizes $61 … More CONGRESS Passes Five Year Transportation Bill

Did You Know?

On July 22, 1715 The postal system was established.  On July 7, 1838 Congress passes a bill making every railroad a postal route. On August 10, 1865 Baltimore became the first U.S. city with electric railway in regular operation. On July 29, 1870 The first asphalt road was completed. On October 9, 1870 Grand Central … More Did You Know?

Engaging the Transportation Planners of the Future

Garrett A. Morgan Shadow Day 2015: On Feb. 18, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) honored the legacy of Garrett A. Morgan and his contributions to the transportation industry by exposing some young area students to the work of transportation planners, engineers, architects and others. COMTO hosts the Garrett A. Morgan Shadow Day each … More Engaging the Transportation Planners of the Future