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.
Individual membership includes any person who is an employee or a policy board member of a transportation agency (Federal, state/territorial or local); or an employee of a business engaged in the transportation industry or the supply of transportation goods and services; or an elected official who supports the goals and objectives of COMTO. Individual membership also 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.
Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs)
Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) are those that supply goods and services to the transportation industry: provide professional consultations services; engage in the construction of transportation facilities; or provide professional management services. Dues for this group are reduced to assist business owners who are DBE, woman-owned or MBE. Gross sales or billings must be $250,000 or less. If higher, the regular corporate members' dues schedule prevails.
Transportation agencies include those entities (persons, firms or corporations, trustees or receivers, municipal or other government 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. Transportation agencies include all modes of transportation and multimodal organizations.
Corporate organizations that supply goods and services to the transportation industry: provide professional consultations services; engage in the construction of transportation facilities; or provide professional management services.
Non-Profit, Organizations and Associations
Non-profit organizations and associations include non operating state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations and government agency members (also includes local or regional levels of government responsible for the planning and/or development of transportation systems).
Academic institutions include state or private institutions, technical schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities.
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