About the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)

Founded in 1971, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) was created to provide a forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry.

COMTO’s mission is to ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses, and communities of color, through advocacy, information sharing, training, education, and professional development.

The organization membership includes individuals, groups, transportation agencies, private sector corporations, non-profit organizations, and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs).  

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Click here for the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

About COMTO Jax?

Chartered in April 2000, COMTO Jacksonville is the 23rd chapter that was inducted into the COMTO family.

In nearly 20 years of service, we have active members representing various premier transportation agencies such as Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA), Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) and many more.

We will continue our vision of educating and providing the community with programs and information relating to innovative multi-modal transportation initiatives.

List of accomplishments:

2017
• The organization’s highest honor, the Thomas G. Neusom Founders’ Leadership Award, was presented to Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., JTA’s Chief Executive Officer.
• Emerging Leader Award – Christopher Macklin, DBE/Diversity Compliance Officer/Diversity & Equity Program at JTA
• Best Membership Recruitment and Retention Activities Award

2016
• Industry Innovation Award – Safety – Jacksonville Transportation Authority
• Best COMTO Community Engagement Award for supporting The Bridge workforce development programs

2014
• National Chapter of the Year

2013
• Hosted COMTO’s 42nd National Meeting & Training Conference

2010
• Best Grass Roots Activities Awards for the ’09 Food Drive, ’09 Toy Drive, and ’10 Garrett A. Morgan Day
• Diamond Club Award for contribution to the National Scholarship

2009
• Best Multi-Modal Recruitment Activity Award for the EWC Tiger Team Hunt
• Best Grass Roots Activities Awards for the ’08 Food Drive, ’08 Toy Drive, and ’09 Garrett A. Morgan Day
• Diamond Club Award for contribution to the National Scholarship

2008
• Best Grass Roots Activities Award for the ’07 Toy Drive

2007
• Best Grass Roots Activities Award for the Salute to African American Inventors and Inventions: Ernestine Johnson Exhibit at Jacksonville Main Library

2005
• Diamond Club Award for contribution to the National Scholarship

2004
• Mr. Michael J. Blaylock received the National Executive of the Year Award

2002
• Chapter hosted the Congressional Black Caucus and COMTO National Board Meeting
• Ms. Cynthia Austin received the Leadership Award

2000
• Emerging Chapter of the Year Award