2019 A View From the Hill

Join COMTO on September 10-12, 2019 for a week of legislative advocacy designed to bring attention to transportation issues affecting minority communities – from careers and contracting to accessibility and inclusion.  "A View from the Hill" is a series of legislative activities for COMTO members and includes networking, discussions regarding current issues facing the transportation industry, and potential solutions to these issues. A schedule of events, as well as COMTO's Legislative Agenda and Call to Action are listed below.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

COMTO National will Exhibit at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Trade Show

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

The CHCI 2019 Leadership Conference will bring together key partners and thought leaders from a wide range of sectors and industries to examine critical issues affecting the Latino community and our nation. Visit CHCI here


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A View from the Hill - Legislative Panel

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

First Street NE, SVC 201-00, Washington, DC 20515

The program begins with a legislative panel discussion of transportation industry leaders who will provide insight into how lawmakers are handling issues surrounding infrastructure and transportation.

***Due to security at the Capitol, all attendees must register by Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.


Congressional Meetings 

Meet with your elected officials to share COMTO's message, legislative agenda, and views on the rehabilitation and revitalization of America’s transportation infrastructure.  

***COMTO members who wish to schedule Congressional meetings, must RSVP here and complete the following form by Friday, August 30, 2019.


Thursday, September 12, 2019

COMTO-CBCF Transportation Braintrust

New time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 147B

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001

The COMTO-Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Transportation Braintrust brings together the best minds and brightest thinkers in the field to discuss issues of particular relevance to people of color in transportation.

Open to all participants.



In anticipation of your Congressional Meetings, please familiarize yourself with COMTO's 2019-2020 Legislative Agenda




COMTO's annual View from the Hill (VFH) is only weeks away and we look forward to seeing you all in Washington, DC on September 11, 2019.

This year, in anticipation of our annual VFH event, we are implementing a LEGISLATIVE CALL TO ACTION for all COMTO members. Attached are two template letters that we would like you to share with your elected Congressional Representatives and U.S. Senators:


  • Letter 1 – COMTO Members Call to Action Attending VFH: This letter should be sent by members who are attending VFH in September as it states in the last paragraph, that the COMTO member will see him/her in Washington, DC during View from the Hill. As a reminder, COMTO members who are coming to DC can request a meeting with their representative and/or legislative staff through the registration link. You must be a member to login and register to request a meeting.


  • Letter 2 - COMTO Members Call to Action: This letter should be sent by members unable to come to Washington, DC for View from the Hill and who would like to meet in the local office of their elected representatives. The last paragraph of the letter states that the COMTO member would like to meet with him/her in their district office. Members can reach out to the national office for assistance with setting up a local meeting with their representatives in the District office.


COMTO members can identify their Congressman and Senators using the following links:





Once the Members of Congress are identified:


  • If the COMTO member is attending VFH, they should use Option Letter 1.
  • If the COMTO member is not attending VFH and would like to meet the Representative or Senator in a district office, they should use Option Letter 2.
  • COMTO members can simply insert the Members’ names in the address box, and sign and date the letter and email or send it via U.S. mail directly to their Representative.
  • In order for us to keep track of our progress, please copy the National office on your correspondence at info@comto.org.


These letters are important to the advancement of the COMTO National Legislative Agenda and we encourage you to respond to this call to action as soon as possible. 


Thank you for all your hard work and support of COMTO! For more information and questions, please contact info@comto.org. Put "View from the Hill" as the email subject.