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.
On Feb. 8th, 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 … More GAMD 2017:Engaging future leaders of transportation, today
Please see the press release below concerning COMTO members: Bellewether Global and the Missouri Department of Transportation. A special “shout out” to COMTO Kansas City Membership Outreach Chair Monique Campbell. MoDOT’s External Civil Rights Division has selected two firms to provide Supportive Services to currently certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. Supportive Services programs for DBEs … More MoDOT External Civil Rights Division offers business development training in St. Louis and Kansas City Areas
The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) seeks a Chief Executive Officer to lead the nation’s leading multi-modal advocacy organization for minority professionals and businesses in the transportation industry. The next leader of COMTO will be an experience executive with the vision, commitment and leadership qualities to oversee all aspects of the organization and represent … More Are you our next CEO?
On September 27th, 2016, COMTO Kansas City participated as an exhibitor at the Construction Career Day Expo, which is hosted by the Kansas Department of Transportation. The Expo is for middle and high school students interested in construction and transportation industry-related careers. The students had access to 30 exhibits that demonstrated the design, construction, development and … More COMTO KC encourages students to explore careers in the transportation industry at KDOT’s Career Construction Expo