Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

FY 2024 through 2026 Goals

The purpose of this notice is to afford certified Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBEs), general contractor groups, minorities, and women’s organizations an opportunity to participate and comment on the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) draft FFY-2024 to FFY-2026 DBE program and Goal.

The TARTA DBE program proposed goal and methodology may be reviewed for 30 calendar days starting with the first day of publication of this notice.

Questions and comments regarding the goal setting process, the draft DBE goal and the final FFY-2024 to FFY-2026 DBE goal may be mailed or emailed to the email addresses below.

It is the policy of TARTA to provide Disadvantaged Business Enterprises with the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed in whole or part with federal funds. In accordance with the requirements of Title 49 CFR 26.45, TARTA is publishing its DBE goal for Fiscal Years 2024 –2026 of 10%. TARTA’s proposed goal and its rationale are available for inspection at tarta.com/news-alerts/tarta-business.

A virtual public meeting will be held on February 7 at 10 a.m. To register, get the link at the TARTA website under tarta.com/news-alerts/tarta-business.

To request a copy of the DBE Program or goal, or further information about the DBE program please call Zach Morrison at 419-245-5237 or email zmorrison@tarta.com.

TARTA will accept comments on the goal for 45 days from the date of this notice.

Comments may be addressed to:

Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority

TARTA DBE & Ethics Officer – Sean Smith

1127 West Central Avenue

Toledo, OH 43610

ssmith@tarta.com

It is the policy of TARTA that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds race, color, national

origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be

denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal

financial assistance.