Membership Benefits

The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) was created to provide a forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry. COMTO’s membership includes individuals, transportation agencies, private sector corporations, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs). When you join COMTO, you gain access to an exclusive international network of transportation industry professionals.

Memberships are valid for one year from the date of registration.

Become a Member

Top Reasons You Should Join COMTO

  • Find Your Peers

    COMTO has a place for everyone. Our members range from entry-level professionals to seasoned leaders from all modes of transportation.

  • Expand Your Network

    Making connections is critical and joining COMTO provides countless opportunities to connect on a local, regional, national and international level.

  • Broaden Your Knowledge

    COMTO offers access to webinars, workshops, lectures and other learning opportunities to enhance your professional development.

  • Accelerate Your Career

    Make use of COMTO’s exclusive online career center to find targeted job postings for your expertise and land that dream job.

  • Equip Future Generations

    COMTO offers scholarships and internships to help prepare the next generation of transportation industry leaders.

  • Give Back

    COMTO Chapters provide creative opportunities to impact your local areas through fundraising, community service and more!

  • Become a Leader

    Build your management, leadership and public speaking skills by volunteering for one of COMTO’S many committees.

  • Advocate for Change

    COMTO's robust legislative agenda seeks to advance the needs of minorities in transportations and communities of color.

  • Celebrate Excellence

    COMTO recognizes contributors to the transportation industry at our Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation and Industry Awards.

  • Build Connections

    Attend the largest gathering of minorities in transportation at our National Meeting and Training Conference and chapter events.

Member Benefits

  • General Members (Academic Institutions, Nonprofits, Individuals and Students)

    • Access to a curated community of equity champions​
    • Prominent leadership opportunities on National Committees​
    • Individualized support for research and academic initiative
    • Access to scholarship, paid-internship and employment opportunities​
    • Subscription to Accelerate (COMTO’s Annual Industry Publication) and News in Motion (Bi-Weekly Newsletter)
    • Access to COMTO’s Members-Only Directory of Transportation Industry Professionals and Businesses
    • Unlimited Searches and Postings in the COMTO Member-Only Career Center and RFP Board
    • Member Rates for COMTO National Conferences and Events
    • Networking, Mentoring, Professional Development and Continuing Education Opportunities
    • Invitations to Exclusive Local COMTO Meetings and Events
  • Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs)

    • All General Members Benefits
    • Representation on Headquarter efforts to ensure equitable contracting opportunities for HUBs
    • Direct promotion of products and services to agency members
    • COMTO subsidized participation in CITY internship program
    • Complimentary employer exhibit booth during COMTO annual virtual career fair
    • Increased National branding & marketing opportunities
    • Two Company Representative Memberships
    • One Half-Page Advertisement in annual Accelerate magazine 
    • One Half-Page Advertisement in the COMTO National Meeting and Training Conference program
    • Reserved Seat on the COMTO National HUB Committee
  • Private Sector and Transportation Agencies

    •  Gain COMTO as an equity partner to actualize agency equity, diversity, inclusion and workforce development initiatives​
    • Access to curated network of diverse career candidates for recruitment​
    • Investment in the next generation of industry leaders and change makers​
    • Elevated branding and marketing recognition with an equity focus​
    • All General Members Benefits
    • Four Company Representative Memberships
    • One Half-Page Advertisement in annual Accelerate magazine 
    • One Half-Page Advertisement in the COMTO National Meeting and Training Conference Program

What We Do For You

  • Transportation Agencies

    COMTO partners with transportation agencies to assist them in remaining compliant with federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs. COMTO provides training to DBE program administrators, procurement professionals and DBE liaison officers. COMTO serves as a voice when addressing program challenges to U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) personnel. Additionally, transportation executives have access to qualified local and national DBEs interested in doing business.

    COMTO Provides Access to:

    • M/W/SBE/AC/DBE Businesses
    • Potential Minority and Women Employees
    • USDOT Personnel
    • Corporate Decision-Makers
    • Training and Development
    • Advertising of Request for Proposal (RFP) and Employment Opportunities
  • Corporations

    COMTO is a source for locating qualified employees and accessing minority and women-owned businesses to fill construction, concessions, supplier or other professional services contracts. COMTO also provides education and training for the transportation industry at a variety of levels.

    COMTO Provides Access to:

    • Qualified DBEs for Contracting Opportunities
    • Executives at Transportation Agencies
    • Executives at Other Transportation Stakeholder Corporations
    • Potential Minority, Veteran and Women Employees
    • Training and Development
    • Contracting Opportunities
    • Free Advertising of RFP and Employment Opportunities
  • Businesses (M/W/SBE/ACDBE)

    Transportation agencies of all modes maintain a wide range of federally funded contract opportunities that require a DBE component. COMTO brings those opportunities to the membership through a robust online bid/jobs board, valuable networking experiences and strategic business matchmaking opportunities. For example, small businesses can gain visibility, contracts and partnerships through our Small Business Directory database.  

    COMTO Provides Access to:

    • Contracting Opportunities
    • Transportation Agency Decision-Makers
    • Corporate Decision-Makers
    • USDOT Personnel
    • Training and Development
  • Academic Institutions and Nonprofits

    Academic institutions and nonprofits can benefit from networking opportunities with key decision-makers in the multi-billion-dollar transportation industry. COMTO is also a resource for scholarships, internships, educational programs and events.

    COMTO Provides Access to:

    • Scholarship Opportunities
    • Employment Opportunities
    • Transportation Agency Decision-Makers
    • Corporate Decision-Makers
    • USDOT Personnel
    • Training and Development
  • Individuals

    COMTO connects transportation professionals at all stages of their careers and from all modalities with a robust network of colleagues, transit agencies, major corporations, small businesses and other industry stakeholders to help them in their journey to advance within transportation.

    COMTO Provides Access to:

    • Jobs and Career Opportunities
    • Training and Professional Development
    • Networking and Building Relationships
    • Up-To-Date Industry News and Information
  • Students

    COMTO connects students with internship opportunities and provides scholarships to students in transportation industry-related disciplines. Student members also enjoy access to view job opportunities on COMTO’s job board. Students can form valuable professional connections with transportation agency executives and business owners through networking opportunities.

    COMTO Provides Access to:

    • National and Local Scholarships
    • COMTO Careers In Transportation for Youth (CITY) Internship Program
    • Job and Internship Opportunities
    • Transportation Executives
    • Mentorships with Transportation Industry and Related Business Professionals

We believe that diversity moves the nation.

We believe that the leadership of a massive industry that has the responsibility of transporting all people all the time should reflect the complex mosaic of those they serve. We believe that commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience moves us forward every day.