King County Metro General Manager Rob Gannon shared these recent remarks at Comto.
“Access to transportation is a human right,” Gannon said during the inaugural gala of the new Washington state chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, of which King County Metro is a founding member.
“Transportation is more than mere infrastructure, it is economic development,” he said. “The field of transportation represents the essential connections between communities. It is the very manifestation of opportunity.”
Gannon also spoke about inclusion, his own privilege, and future challenges in transportation.
“Inclusion must be intentional…privilege does exist, neither withdrawal nor conforming bring about change,” he said. “I want to believe that COMTO can be the organizer of change, the leading advocate for transportation as a human right.”
Take a moment to listen to Gannon’s remarks and reflect on freedom and mobility and public transportation’s role in connecting people with opportunity.
Who Is Comto
Guest Speaker interviews and remarks about COMTO and participation.
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2018 CITY Timeline
- Application Open: January 18, 2018
- Application Deadline: April 23, 2018
- Interviews: May 1-12, 2018
- Application Notification: May 15-19, 2018
- Internship Date: June 4 - August 10
- National Conference In Balitmore, MD: July 28 - August 1, 2018
USDOT Automated Vehicles Activities
The U.S. Department of Transportation is partnering with a broad coalition including industry, academia, states and local governments, safety advocates, and transportation stakeholders to encourage the safe development, testing and deployment of automated vehicle technology. [Read More]
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Release of Automated Vehicle Requests for Public Comment
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today discussed the Department’s progress in advancing the release of Federal Automated Vehicle Policy (FAVP) 3.0, also known as A Vision for Safety 3.0, during her remarks at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. [Read More]
EPA Funding Will Aid Clean Diesel Projects in Oregon, Washington
The EPA this month awarded more than $1.65 million in grants to replace old diesel-burning engines from transportation equipment in the Pacific Northwest with cleaner-burning newer models. [Read More]
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