2nd Annual “Triple Play” Event Focuses on Building Relationships Between Primes and Small Businesses

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 2nd Annual “Triple Play” Event Focuses on Building Relationships Between Primes and Small Businesses

COMTO Members Win Big at MoDOT External Civil Rights’ DBE Symposium

  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

A Recap of COMTO Kansas City’s 4th Annual Membership Drive

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

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

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