Presidents Message

COMTO North Texas President’s Message – 1st Quarter 2021

The 1st Quarter of 2021 has been marked with promising moments, including the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the passage of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, and the full vaccination of over 100 million Americans. There are signs of a massive recovery and potential for an economic and job hiring explosion once we overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. The key is for our chapter to position itself to effectively serve the industry we represent.

Thanks to President Joe Biden, transportation will once again be a major priority for the country. His administration has proposed a $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan, which includes the greatest investment in our transportation and infrastructure network since the creation of our interstate highway system. COMTO National and its 34 chapters are all committed to supporting the implementation of this massive plan. More specifically, the COMTO North Texas chapter is committed to connecting the North Texas region’s industry professionals and companies to the billions of dollars’ worth of transit, aviation, highway and local projects that are poised to receive funding from this historic investment.

As we move forward, we will utilize the COMTO North Texas Multimodal Transportation Series and the Corporate/Agency Partners Series as the platforms to connect our members and supporters with the many projects coming from our region’s transportation agencies, including the North Texas Central Council of Governments, Texas Central, Texas Department of Transportation, North Texas Tollway Authority, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Trinity Metro, DFW International Airport, and Dallas Love Field Airport/City of Dallas.

Finally, we are moving forward with and ready for the COMTO North Texas 15th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and Summer Social on June 12th and 14th at the Brookhaven Country Club. This two-day event will be packed with food, games, entertainment, and great golf. This important annual event is geared toward contributing thousands of dollars in scholarships for local and national high school students interested in a career in the transportation industry.

The COMTO North Texas Chapter is ready for the new normal, and we are prepared to be as active and engaging as ever. Thanks to all our members and partner supporters. We look forward to a great year.


Ruben Landa