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COMTO National History

Founded in 1971 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) was created to provide a forum for senior-level minority professionals in the transportation industry.  The founders, leaders and dedicated workers whose original vision formed the foundation of COMTO would be proud of where we stand today. 


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 (HUBs), 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.

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