Brief History of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)

Since its inception on the campus of Howard University in Washington DC, COMTO has continued to evolve to become the premier organization for the training, education and professional development of minority transportation professionals. From the advancement of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB’s), to legislative initiatives, scholarships and program opportunities – our scope is varied and far-reaching.

About COMTO Jax?

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

In nearly 16 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) Reynolds, Smith & Hills (RS&H), Greyhound, and many more.

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

List of accomplishments:

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
2002
• Ms. Cynthia Austin received the Leadership Award
2001
• Appreciating Award for assisting the Miami Chapter at the National Meeting and Training Conference
2000
• Emerging Chapter of the Year Award