Membership

What’s in it for me?

Since its inception, COMTO has continued to evolve to become the premier organization for the training, education and professional development of minority transportation professionals. From the advancement of Historically Underutilized Businesses, legislative initiatives, scholarship and program opportunities our scope is varied and far reaching. We have chronicled numerous successes and victories. But the true measure of how far we have come is revealed by the talent, tenacity and accomplishments of our members who have joined forces to correct the inequities of the past and chart the direction of the future.

The privilege of membership in COMTO is designed to be valued and shared by people from all ethnic and professional levels who enjoy a common vocation. We are all committed, professionally and personally, to the advancement of high-quality opportunities and service delivery within the transportation industry.

The below items demonstrate the incredible value offered by membership in COMTO. If you’re not already a COMTO member, we hope you’ll consider joining our prestigious organization.If you have any questions about membership in COMTO or the benefits of membership, please email us or call (202) 857-8065, you can also click here to find out more. Once you have become a member, please notify us so your name can be added to COMTO Kansas City’s Online Membership Directory.

 

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Types of Membership:

The privilege of membership in COMTO is designed to be valued and shared by people from all ethnic and professional levels who enjoy a common vocation. We are all committed, professionally and personally, to the advancement of high-quality opportunities and service delivery within the transportation industry.

Individuals

Individual membership includes any person who is: 1) an employee or a policy board member of a public agency (transit agencies, airports, State DOTs, port authorities, rail companies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and Federal agencies); 2) an employee of a business engaged in the transportation industry; and/or 3) or an employee of a business engaged in the supply of transportation goods and services.

Public Agencies

Public agencies membership includes those entities (transit agencies, airports, State DOTs, port authorities, rail companies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and Federal agencies) operating any form of organized transportation systems within the boundaries of the United States or its territories and possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico. Public agencies include all modes of transportation and multimodal organizations.

Private Sector

Private sector businesses membership includes all private sector firms with the exception of Historically Underutilized Businesses that: 1) supply goods and services to the transportation industry; 2) provide professional consultation services; and/or 3) engage in the construction of transportation facilities; 4) provide professional management services.

Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs)

Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) membership includes Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), Airport Concession DBEs (ACDBE), Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), Veteran Business Enterprises (VBEs), and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises (DVBEs) that: 1) supply goods and services to the transportation industry; 2) provide professional consultations services; 3) engage in the construction of transportation facilities; and/or 4) provide professional management services. Dues for this group are reduced to assist small businesses who are certified as any of the categories listed in the first sentence. Gross sales or billings must be $250,000 or less. If higher, the regular “Private Business” dues schedule prevails.

Academic Institutions

Academic institutions membership includes colleges, universities, and vocational schools.

Students

Student membership includes any person who is currently a full-time high school, graduate or undergraduate student with a major or a minor program of study in transportation, planning or a related field.

Non-Profit Organizations and Associations

Non-profit organizations membership includes 501c3’s, 501c4s and 501c6’s and Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

Elected Officials

Elected officials membership includes any elected official who supports the goals and objectives of COMTO.

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