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DBE Program Receives National Recognition

In May 2010, US Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari sent a letter to public transportation agencies nationwide praising TriMet for our innovative approach of dividing construction projects into smaller contracts, in order to give more DBE firms the opportunity to participate in transit projects and to support and train their workforces.

TriMet's program allows more DBE firms to become familiar with the contracting process by providing technical business assistance in areas such as estimating, financing, business development and job performance before the bidding process begins.

We are proud of our impressive record on our last three rail projects:

 

Interstate MAX
project

Washington County Commuter Rail (WES) project

I-205/Portland
Mall MAX project

Number of DBE firms

71

22

115

DBE contract value

$36 million

$15.2 million

$57.8 million

Percentage of work to DBE firms

16.1

16.8

17

Percentage of diversity

29

28.2

28.76

Percentage of apprenticeship hours

25

16.1

33.57