Presidents Message

COMTO North Texas President’s Message – 3rd Quarter 2019

The North Texas Chapter has been very busy advocating and serving minority professionals throughout the North Texas transportation industry.  Our Chapter takes pride in working hard to connect professionals to the many opportunities that exist in our dynamic transportation industry.

The 2nd quarter of 2019 has been a successful quarter for the COMTO North Texas Chapter.    In May, we had over 100 transportation professionals attend the COMTO North Texas Spring Social and Reception at the Choctaw Room at Texas Live to highlight the great work that the City of Arlington is doing in transportation. The Honorable Council Members Kathryn Wilemon, District 4 and Mayor Pro Tem Victoria Farrar-Myers, District 7 for the City of Arlington were on hand to discuss how the City of Arlington is looking at autonomous vehicles technology and high speed rail and Hyperloop service for the city.  We also recognized our very own Carol Wise, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Operator at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for being honored in March by COMTO National during the annual Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation event in Washington, D.C.

In June, we honored five local high school students who want to establish a career in the transportation industry.  $7,500.00 in scholarships were issued to these promising students during a reception that was held at the Capitol One Room at Globe Life Stadium.  This was just another great moment in the North Texas Chapter’s history of issuing tens of thousands of scholarship dollars to the transportation leaders of the future.

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

  • 49th COMTO National Meeting and Training Conference in Tampa, Florida – July 2019
  • University of Texas at Arlington CTEDD and COMTO Transportation Symposium – October 2019
  • 1st Annual Scholarship Bowl-a-Thon – November 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.