Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)

SRTA, as a recipient of US Department of Transportation funds, establishes a goal for the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) within federally-funded contracting opportunities.  The annual goal is updated triennially and is accompanied with a goal-setting methodology.  Additionally, SRTA must report contracting activity for itself, and its sub-recipients, twice per year to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  Caltrans subsequently reports that activity to the Federal Transit Administration.  Questions regarding SRTA's DBE goal, methodology, and reporting may be directed to Senior Transportation Planner Kathy Urlie.  
  
FY 2018-2020 DBE Goal and Methodology
SRTA initially developed a 7.7% DBE goal and methodology for Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2018-20 for review and comment.  Subsequently, Caltrans offered, and SRTA acceptedCaltrans' DBE goal for FY 2018-2020 of 4.8 percent.  
 
FY 2015-17 DBE Goal and Methodology
SRTA developed a 5.1% DBE goal and methodology for Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2015-17, after a public review and business/agency consultation period in summer 2015.  Caltrans approved the goal and methodology on August 17, 2015.