Presidents Message

COMTO North Texas President’s Message – 2nd Quarter 2019

Time flies when you are having fun and being productive on behalf of minority professionals throughout the North Texas transportation industry.  Our Chapter takes pride in working hard to connect students and professionals to the many opportunities that exist in our dynamic industry.  Thus, we have had a very busy 2019.

The first half of 2019 has been a successful quarter to the COMTO North Texas Chapter.    In February, we actively advocated for heavy highway and high-speed rail public policy at the Texas State Legislature in Austin, Texas.  We also hosted our annual Garrett A. Morgan Career Day with high school students in Dallas and Fort Worth and a special thanks to Trinity Metro and DART for providing transportation career opportunities.  In March, we honored our very own Carol Wise, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) at the 2019 Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation in Washington, D.C.  Finally, in April, we also raised $10,000.00 in scholarship funds at our 13th Annual COMTO North Texas Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Iron Horse Golf Course in North Richland Hills, Texas.  Special thanks to our Golf Tournament sponsors to ensure that our Scholarship Program grows for our youth of tomorrow.   We have accomplished a lot this year, but we are no done.


The following is a forecast of COMTO North Texas events coming during the remainder of 2019:

  • COMTO North Texas Spring Reception and Social in Arlington, Texas – May 2019
  • COMTO North Texas Scholarship Reception in Arlington, Texas – June 2019
  • 49th COMTO National Meeting and Training Conference in Tampa, Florida – July 2019
  • Texas High Speed Rail Technologies Forum in Dallas and Houston, Texas – August 2019
  • University of Texas at Arlington CTEDD and COMTO Transportation Symposium Kick-off – April 2019

We encourage our members, partners and supporters to get engaged and be a part of an active and forward thinking organization.   Your support is what makes the North Texas Chapter a true player in the Dallas/Fort Worth transportation industry.  Thank you for all you do and have a great spring.