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King County Metro General Manager Rob Gannon shared these recent remarks at Comto.

“Access to transportation is a human right,” Gannon said during the inaugural gala of the new Washington state chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, of which King County Metro is a founding member.

“Transportation is more than mere infrastructure, it is economic development,” he said. “The field of transportation represents the essential connections between communities. It is the very manifestation of opportunity.”

Gannon also spoke about inclusion, his own privilege, and future challenges in transportation.

“Inclusion must be intentional…privilege does exist, neither withdrawal nor conforming bring about change,” he said. “I want to believe that COMTO can be the organizer of change, the leading advocate for transportation as a human right.”

Take a moment to listen to Gannon’s remarks and reflect on freedom and mobility and public transportation’s role in connecting people with opportunity.

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Who Is Comto

Guest Speaker interviews and remarks about COMTO and participation.

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Join our Master of Ceremony: Peter Rogoff

For an Evening of Smart Cities, Smart Communities; Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Guest Speakers:

  • Roger Millar – WSDOT
  • Rob Gannon – King County Metro

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