For Immediate Release
August 10, 2021
Media Contact: Andy Cole
Communication and Marketing Manager
With the goal of connecting Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms to the information they need to work on transit projects, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) will host a public outreach meeting Aug. 25 to outline its DBE Plan and procurement process.
Representatives of TARTA and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be on hand from 4-6 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library to discuss upcoming projects and how businesses can register to bid on those projects. Attendees will be able to get their questions on the process of working with the transit authority answered by TARTA staff, and this session will also provide the public and businesses with a chance to comment on TARTA’s plan and goals for DBE.
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A key component of TARTA’s vision for the future of transit is maximizing the involvement of DBE firms. With the help of these growing businesses, we plan to keep northwest Ohio moving.
TARTA public outreach meeting to discuss Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) plan.
Main Branch, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 N. Michigan St., Toledo; accessible via TARTA Route 22 (outbound from Transit Hub) and 20M.
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021; 4-6 p.m.
Representatives of TARTA and ODOT will answer questions from the public and businesses community about the procurement process and certifications necessary for DBE firms to work on public transit projects.
TARTA provides a vital link in the Toledo metro area to jobs, education, health care and other destinations. It enables everyone in our community to have access to transportation regardless of their age, race, physical ability or economic background. TARTA is underway with exploring and introducing new initiatives and service options that will enhance convenience and customer experience while moving our region into the future of public transit.
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