Month: March 2012
This message is a guest post from the City of Cincinnati
The City of Cincinnati Streetcar Project is calling businesses interested in working on the construction of the streetcar project to attend a meeting in which they will learn how to become registered as a “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).”
The overall goal of the federal DBE program is to ensure that firms owned and controlled by minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged persons have the opportunity to grow and become self-sufficient in order to create a level playing field on which they can compete fairly for contracts and subcontracts in the transportation industry.
The Cincinnati streetcar Project Team will hold an outreach session on Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati.
The purpose of this free event is to provide an update to contractors and other interested parties of the participation of small, disadvantaged, minority-, and women-owned business enterprises, and minority and female workers on the project, outline the upcoming schedule, and encourage DBE certification.
During the session, participants will have the opportunity to network and have one-on-one discussions with members of the project team.
For more information on the session, contact:
Darryl Haley, Executive Director of Development
About The Cincinnati Streetcar
Designed to improve neighborhood accessibility, stimulate development and create thousands of jobs, the Cincinnati Streetcar is on track to revitalize and connect key communities throughout the city’s urban core. The streetcar will make an estimated 3700 trips each day on the initial route from The Banks at Second Street to Findlay Market. The streetcar will run 18 hours a day, 365 days a year. Operated by SORTA, the streetcar will complement the Metro bus system and serve as a catalyst for a multi-modal transportation system. The first segment is expected to create more than 300 construction jobs and 25 permanent jobs needed for ongoing operations.