Caltrain, SamTrans and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will host two upcoming meetings to inform the business community about the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Availability and Utilization Study.
The study will evaluate whether DBEs have had equal access to the transit agencies contracting opportunities. The meeting will be an opportunity for the business community to ask questions about the study and learn about obtaining DBE certification.
Generally, minority-owned and woman-owned small businesses may qualify to become certified DBEs.
Thursday, June 23, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Southeast Community Facility
1800 Oakdale Ave., San Francisco
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos
Additional information and frequently asked questions can be found on the 2017 Joint DBE Study website at www.2017JointDBEStudy.com. To register for the meeting, call 408.213.8333 or email 2017JointDBEStudy@mtaltd.com.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed more than five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 60,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 76 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.