Presidents Message

COMTO North Texas President’s Message – 1st Quarter 2019

What a successful year 2018 has been to the COMTO North Texas Chapter.  This year we achieved so much in the area of advocacy, education, fundraising and scholarships.  We expanded partnerships, grew our membership and connected professionals and contractors to many of the transit, aviation and heavy highway projects in the DFW area.  We have been truly blessed as a chapter and it could not have been done with the tremendous amount of support we have received from our membership, corporate and agency partners.  Here are some highlights on how we closed out 2018.

In November, we partnered with Trinity Metro, Trinity Rail Express (TRE) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and hosted a Connecting Two Cities through Transportation Event and Reception in Fort Worth.  This event covered information regarding the growing commuter and regional rail system in the DFW area and how this expansion is contributing to the development of a true multi-modal transportation network in the region.  Over 50 professionals from the transit industry participated to meet with key leaders and administrators from Trinity Metro, TRE and DART.

In December, in partnership with the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA), the Regional Black Contractors Association (RBCA), Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS), Asian American Contractors Association (AACA) and the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC), we hosted the 2018 Holiday Celebration and Open House at the Dallas Arboretum.  Over 800 people from throughout the DFW architectural, engineering and construction industry attended this important annual event.

Now we enter 2019 with very ambitious plans.  This includes the following events:

  • Garrett A. Morgan Day at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Trinity Metro – February 2019
  • Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation in Washington, D.C. – March 2019
  • COMTO North Texas 13th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Iron Horse Golf Course in North Richland Hills, Texas – April 2019
  • University of Texas at Arlington CTEDD and COMTO Transportation Symposium Series – April 2019
  • COMTO North Texas Scholarship Reception in Arlington, Texas – June 2019
  • Texas High Speed Rail Technologies Forum in Dallas and Houston, Texas – July 2019
  • 49th COMTO National Meeting and Training Conference in Tampa, Florida – July 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 DFW transportation industry.  Thank you for all you do and have a great 2019.