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Public Notice

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Public Hearing Notice


The Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) will participate with Akron METRO, Stark Area RTA, and Akron-Canton Airport to hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.  We will be discussing upcoming federally funded projects that may have the opportunity for Certified DBE companies’ participation. We will also have Ebony Porter as our guest speaker with Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, to present information on the Greater Akron Business Navigator tool.


This year’s meeting will be virtual through Zoom. Please pre-register for the meeting by contacting Rebecca Schrader at  to receive the Zoom link.


PARTA’s Federal Fiscal Year 2023 through 2025 Triennial DBE Goal is .42%, which is required by the Code of Federal Regulation 49, Part 26.  The DBE program and a description of how the 2023 goal was determined are available for review between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at PARTA’s Administrative Office, 2000 Summit Rd. Kent, OH 44240.

Written DBE programs are required for FTA recipients of planning, capital, and/or operating assistance that will have contracting opportunities (excluding transit vehicle purchases) exceeding $250,000 with those funds in a federal fiscal year. It is PARTA's policy to maintain an FTA-approved DBE program to ensure compliance with 49 CFR Part 26, "Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs." The purpose of PARTA's DBE program is to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts and to create a level playing field in which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts.

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