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Created in 1971 on the campus of Howard University for senior minority professionals in the transportation industry, today COMTO is a multi-ethnic, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) association encompassing the professional, educational and business development of transportation professionals at every level of the industry in a variety of fields and disciplines. The organization’s membership includes, transportation agencies, private sector corporations and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), groups, individuals and nonprofit organizations.


Our Mission

COMTO’s mission is to ensure a level playing field and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses and people with disabilities through transportation advocacy, professional development, growth and retention, and diversity and inclusion.

COMTO Washington began in 2017 when motivated leaders from Sound Transit, King County Metro, Systems Consulting, TriUnity, and others gathered to launch the chapter. Our chapter is committed to the goals and objectives of  COMTO National:

  • Promote the roles and breadth of talent within the industry of minorities and people with disabilities in all aspects of transportation.

  • Facilitate the link between public, private, and academic institutions to support professional development in transportation related fields.

  • Sponsor and conduct local, state and national forums that will enable the discussion of timely issues and concerns of minorities and those with disabilities.


In addition, COMTO Washington is working to:

  • Build a pipeline of transportation professionals of all ages, in all services, including executive leadership, legal, accounting, planning, communications, engineering, mechanics, operations, and construction.

  • Become a key resource center for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), and Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)

  • Collaborate with industry agencies to promote contracting opportunities

Get in Touch

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