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1 COMTO Julie Cunningham COMTO National President/CEO

2 Purpose of COMTO National’s Visits to Local Chapters National Update Upcoming Events Value of COMTO Membership Chapter Update OVERVIEW

3 COMTO E X P A N D Y O U R B O R D E R S! Theme provided by COMTO Birmingham, January 19, 2012

4 COMTO Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big!... You're going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family... Don't be afraid—you're not going to be embarrassed. Don't hold back—you're not going to come up short. Challenge issued by COMTO Kansas City, January 25, 2011

5 1.Strengthen Chapters 2.Improve our organizational communications 3.Ensure National and Chapters are in synch PURPOSE OF VISITS

6 What Is COMTO? - 501c3 - Trade Association - Advocacy organization with Civil Rights mission/focus National Update

7 History: Founded in 1971 at Howard University in Washington, DC by: Rev Jerry Moore – a Baptist Preacher who had been appointed to the WMATA Board of Trustees Carlos Villarreal – Presidential Appointee and Administrator of US DOT/Urban Mass Transit, now known as FTA Harold Williams – US DOT/UMTA Office of Civil Rights National Update

8 Mission: Ensure a level playing field in the transportation industry for individuals, businesses and communities of color Vision: To see the diverse faces of America equally reflected in the transportation industry National Update

9 Jobs & Contracts National Update

10 Who Can Be A Member? Anyone who believes in the mission of COMTO National Update

11 CO M TO Collectively, minorities are fast becoming the nation’s majority Multi-modal Multi-cultural Multi-generational National Update

12 2011 – 2015 Strategic Plan 4 National Strategic Plan Goals National Update

13 Strategic Plan Goals 1.Chapter Growth & Development 2.Membership Growth & Retention 3.Historically Underutilized Businesses 4.Professional Development & Training National Update

14 2012 Focus Areas Membership Growth & Retention National Meeting & Training Conference Revenue Generation National Update

15 Community Partnering Agreement Process © Missouri DOT - Interstate 64 Expansion $535 million project $11 million under budget 3 weeks ahead of schedule Exceeded federal goals for minorities and women in hard hat jobs Exceeded federal goals for small business participation National Update

16 Working with President Obama’s Administration White House Office of Public Engagement US DOT (FTA, FHWA, FAA, FRA) Community Partnering Agreement Process © Worked with FHWA to introduce collaborative process to State DOTs with projects of $500 million plus. (States: Arizona, Connecticut, Colorado, Kentucky, Indiana and New York) National Update

17 Working with the U.S. Congress Providing testimony before the: - House T&I Committee - Senate Caucus - Congressional Black Caucus National Update

18 Working with the U.S. Congress & the DOT DBE Final Rulemaking: - Increased Personal Net Worth = 1.3 million - Interstate Certification - Improved post-award oversight (relative to DBE goals and termination) - Provisions to include small business participation (in addition to DBE participation) National Update

19 Working With the US Congress and the DOT DBE Final Rulemaking also supports the compelling need for the DBE program and the statues authorizing the program as well as the continuing need to address discrimination and its effects on transportation projects. National Update

20 COMTO Youth Initiatives Garrett A. Morgan Shadow Day Annual Garrett A. Morgan Youth Conference Award over $350K annually in college scholarships Administers an FTA funded internship program – Careers In Transportation For Youth (CITY Program) Coming Soon – COMTO Scholars Program National Update James Gerald CITY Intern

21 Upcoming Events White House Briefing and March Leadership Team Meetings (March 13 in Washington, DC) New - Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation (March 14 in Washington, DC) Chapter Elections (March – June) National Meeting & Training Conference (July 21-25 in Denver, Colorado) Congressional Black Caucus/COMTO Transportation Braintrust (September – date TBD, in Washington, DC) UPCOMING EVENTS

22 Only advocacy organization in the transportation industry which covers all modes (aviation, port authorities, highways, public transit) Recognized voice (US DOT, Capital Hill, White House & Stakeholder Community) Proven track record/success in creating jobs and ensuring opportunities for small businesses on transportation projects Resource for small businesses, primes, agencies, legislators Most successful youth initiative in the transportation industry Value of COMTO Membership

23 *MOU **Seat on Board/Advisory Board *** MOU & seat on Board Airport Minority Advisory Council* American Public Transportation Association*** Carnegie Mellon** Congressional Black Caucus ENO Foundation** Mineta Transportation Institute** National Association of Minority Contractors National Transit Institute** Transportation Equity Network Transportation For America* Women’s Transportation Seminar*** Value of COMTO Membership

24 COMTO God says so! Clear lots of ground for your tents! Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big!... You're going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family... Don't be afraid—you're not going to be embarrassed. Don't hold back—you're not going to come up short. Isaiah 54 – Message Bible



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