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IT’S FINALLY HERE! The 2016 Spring issue of COMTO’s Accelerate magazine is now available online. Click here for the latest issue All issues of the Accelerate are online for your review – click here to read them all!
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Supports U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Foxx’s Ladders of Opportunity Initiative The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) thanks Secretary Foxx and the U.S. Department of Transportation for launching the Ladders of Opportunity initiative. As an organization whose mission focuses on engendering equal access to the transportation sector, it … More COMTO Statement of Support for USDOT’s “Ladders of Opportunity” Initiative
On February 18th 2016, the Kansas City Chapter of COMTO held it’s Annual Meeting/Networking Reception. The event was held at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Heritage Center in Kansas City, MO. The purpose of this event was to emphasize the importance of COMTO for people of color working in the transportation industry. Also, this meeting detailed … More COMTO KC Annual Meeting/Networking Reception 2016
On Feb. 4th, 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 2016:Engaging future leaders of transportation, today
On February 18th at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Center in Kansas City, MO, the Kansas City Chapter is having a fundraiser for its 2016 scholarship program. We will be announcing the winners to the raffle at our annual meeting which will begin at 1 p.m. and the Networking Social will begin at 2 p.m. The … More EVENT: COMTO KC Scholarship Raffle
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
Garrett A. Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky on March 4, 1877 to Sidney and Elizabeth (Reed) Morgan. Garrett was the seventh child of eleven. Morgan was an African-American businessman and inventor whose curiosity and innovation led to the development of many useful products. The Inventions: Morgan’s first invention was a belt fastener for a sewing machine, … More Who was Garrett A. Morgan?
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?
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