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The New York Chapter of COMTO is a leading association of minority and women transportation officials committed to advancing the professional growth and career development of all levels of the workforce in the transportation arena and affiliated professions. We are committed to building the best leaders for our industry from both the ranks of the public sector and private corporations. Our mission includes supporting the growth and cultivation of Minority and Women Enterprises as well as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises within New York’s transportation industry.

Join us to strengthen our transportation systems and programs in New York and

Move New Yorkers Who Move the World.

This beautiful tribute video was made by MTA employee Lizette Rodriguez.




On behalf of the executive and advisory board member committees of COMTO NY, we hope that you are both safe and secure from the state of our nation’s current health crisis known as the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. As a national organization with chapters throughout the country, the NY Chapter wanted to bring some additional information to your attention as a short review:

The COVID-19 virus was originally detected in China but as we now know, it is spreading worldwide at a pace in which some medical staff and facilities are unable to keep up with. Some of the symptoms include cough, fever, pneumonia and or trouble breathing.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most cases are more than likely to spread from person to person by droplets when coughing. Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.

What can one do to prevent the coronavirus from spreading?
There are many steps that have been shared by the CDC which include the following:


-Avoid washing your face with unwashed hands

-Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

-Stay home when you are sick

-Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces within your home

-Avoid close contact with people who are sick


As one of the most feared pandemics to ever exist and affect most of our daily lives, we have to do everything we can towards keeping ourselves and those we love and care about, healthy. COMTO NY is one huge family. Within that family, we have members ranging from children to parents and friends to colleagues. The community we serve is also a part of that family. We support each other and will get through this together.

Until next time, stay healthy and stay safe.

We now have a page for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) resources and information.










Our vision is to build upon our nearly 50-year continuous legacy of ensuring full access to, while keeping pace with the rapidly evolving industry and anticipating future goals and accomplishments.


Our mission is to ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, veterans, disabled community and certified MWDBE businesses through leadership training, professional corporate mentoring program, scholarship and internship funding, political advocacy, public/private partnership building and networking opportunities.

Inside Our Organization

The New York Chapter of the Conference on Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO New York) is an organization comprised of minority and women transportation professionals who work at all levels in the public and private sectors of the transportation and related industries. The organization was founded in 1971 and is now positioning itself as a key voice in issues related to professional development, advocacy of new technologies, entrepreneurship and other corporate initiatives including the growth of the next generation of leaders through two important initiatives:- Professional advancement of current transportation professionals. -Recruitment of new professionals, including students considering careers in transportation.