Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal

Legal Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) has proposed a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation Goal in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations at 49 CFR Part 26.

WRTA’s proposed goal for the DBE Participation for Federal Fiscal Years 2024 – 2026 shall be zero point sixty-six (0.66) percent of funds expended in U.S. Department of Transportation assisted contracts.

The proposed goal and description of the methodology used to determine the proposed goal are available for inspection upon request to the WRTA DBE Liaison. The proposed goal will be available for thirty (30) days following the date of publication of this notice. WRTA will accept comments on its proposed goal for thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this notice. Comments may be sent to the WRTA or the Federal Transit Administration at the following addresses.

Date published: Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Worcester Regional Transit Authority
Nick Burnham, DBE Liaison, Manager of Transit Operations and Planning
60 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608

FTA Region 1
Civil Rights Officer
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

Public Outreach Events:

The WRTA hosted a DBE Virtual Open House on Monday, July 24, 2023 regarding the proposed FFY 2024-2026 DBE Goals. The presentation materials are available below.