AASHTO's ETAP Podcast

AASHTO's ETAP Podcast: COMTO, AASHTO and Transportation Equity with April Rai

Episode Summary

Equity in transportation has become a major topic of interest the past few years, but the need for a more just transportation sector is not new. Groups like the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) began working to promote equity in transportation decades before the concept became mainstream. COMTO was founded in 1971, just over 50 years ago, and as the association representing minorities in transportation they aim to ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, veterans, people with disabilities, as well as minority, women, and disadvantaged business enterprises. COMTO’s work towards equity heavily intersects with environmental topics such as environmental justice, workforce diversity, public involvement and more. Joining us today to chat about equity, transportation and the environment is April Rai, the President and Chief Executive Officer of COMTO.