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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

June 30, 2009

DART Hosts 38th Annual COMTO Conference

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the COMTO Dallas chapter will host the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) 38th Annual National Meeting and Training Conference. Transportation professionals from around the country will convene for the conference from Saturday, July 11, through Tuesday, July 14, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 North Olive Street.

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The conference will feature world-renowned speakers including John Quinones, Emmy Award winning co-anchor of ABC-TV "Primetime Live", a correspondent for "Primetime Thursday" and "20/20"; and Susan Taylor, fashion and beauty editor, editor-in-chief and editorial director for nearly three decades at Essence magazine.

With its theme of "Diversity in Motion - On The Track To Change," the conference will focus on specific transportation needs and issues at the national, state and local levels, as well as those in the private industry.

Conference highlights include:
  • Saturday, July 11 - Garrett A. Morgan Youth Symposium
  • Sunday, July 12 - For Women Only: Getting Ready for Prime Time
  • Monday, July 13 - National Transit Institute Course: Working in a Public Environment; Scholarship Luncheon: Susan Taylor, Essence Magazine; Learn How to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset "Your Identity"
  • Tuesday, July 14 - Plenary Session: John Quinones, "Primetime Live" co-anchor; Industry Awards and Recognition
Visit to register or to get more information about the conference.

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