Programs & Events


Our annual membership drive offers creative activities to showcase the benefits of membership and encourage participation. This week brings diverse transportation industry professionals across modes and disciplines to the COMTO family. 

COMTO Week highlights unique benefits for all stakeholders:

  • Agencies: Gain COMTO as an equity partner to actualize agency equity, diversity, inclusion and workforce development initiatives
  • Private Sector: Access to curated network of diverse career candidates for recruitment
  • Historically Underutilized Business: Representation on National efforts to ensure equitable contracting opportunities for HUBS
  • Academic Institutions: Individualized support for research and academic initiatives
  • Individuals: Career advancement and professional development
  • Students: No cost, Access to scholarship, paid-internship and employment opportunities
  • Fundraising

    Lunch and Learn

    Invite members and supporters to hear from experts and network over lunch. 

    Book Club

    Select a book focused on transportation, equity or related subject and invite participants to join for a fee and receive the book and take part in monthly discussions. 

    Golf Outing

    Use this event to raise money for your Chapter’s Scholarship Fund.

    Honor Your Local Sponsors

    Establish your local COMTO Week as an opportunity to honor your local sponsors.

  • Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs)

    Transportation Exhibits

    Allow local companies to exhibit their products and services, which will provide a forum for your local HUBs to network and exchange information.

  • Legislative

    Policy Forum

    Convene diverse stakeholders to discuss transportation and diversity issues in your community. 

  • Membership

    General Membership Meeting

    Hold a general membership meeting to discuss local chapter business and invite a guest speaker.

  • Workforce Development

    Career Development Seminar

    Work with your local high school or college to develop initiatives that work toward increasing the total number of students entering the transportation industry.

    Youth STEAM Day

    Introduce and expose youth to the many career opportunities in the transportation industry.

Do you have suggestions to add to the toolkit? Share them with COMTO at [email protected]!


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.