Madison County Mass Transit District (MCT), in accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration as set forth in 49 CFR Part 26, hereby announces that it has established its overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for contracting opportunities funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration during Federal Fiscal Years 2022-2024. MCT has established an overall DBE goal of 3.05% for FFY 2022-2024. MCT anticipates achieving its overall DBE goal with 0.50% race/gender neutral participation and 2.55% race/gender conscious participation. The overall DBE goal is exclusive of FTA funds to be used for the purchase of transit vehicles.PUBLIC MEETING:
MCT will hold a virtual stakeholder outreach meeting to gather feedback on MCT’s DBE Goal for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2022 – 2024. The purpose of the DBE goal setting process is to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-assisted contracts, to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for those contracts, and to ensure the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law
Comments can be made by attending the above listed meeting, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or via USPS to One Transit Way, PO Box 7500, Granite City, IL 62040. All comments must be received by June 18, 2021 at 5 PM.
MCT provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and/or language assistance upon request. Requests should be made as soon as possible. For additional information or to request an accommodation contact Amanda Smith by emailing email@example.com or calling (618) 797-4600.DISCUSSION:
The overall goal spanning FFY 2022, 2023, 2024 is 3.05%. Establishing an overall DBE goal is a multi-step process and the methodology used is consistent with 49 CFR Part 26. During this meeting, MCT staff will review projects included in the three-year goal, give an overview of the methods used to calculate the goal, answer questions, and take comments from stakeholders.WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Any party interested in working with MCT on federally funded projects is encouraged to attend, including any current, past, of future contractors, subcontractors, DBEs, SBEs, WBEs, etc. We hope to increase our DBE participation through these efforts and appreciate all feedback.