Diversity & Inclusion
The Transit Authority of River City’s (TARC) Office of Diversity and Inclusion leads and facilitates the development of TARC’s policies and procedures to create a more representative, equitable, and inclusive environment for our customers, employees and business partners.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is tasked with the responsibility to ensure compliance with Board polices and Federal reghttps://www.ridetarc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/DBE-METHODOLOGY.pdfulations with regard to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other nondiscrimination authorities. The responsibilities include but are not limited to the development, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of all Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Civil Rights programs.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is also charged with the investigation complaints of discrimination, harassment, and reasonable accommodation/modification.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
On an annual basis, TARC establishes goals for the participation of a disadvantaged business in its procurement process. For federal fiscal years 2020, 2021, and 2022, the DBE goal is 11%.
NOTE: There is no DBE set-aside or discount provision in TARC’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.
- To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of US DOT assisted contracts;
- To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for US DOT assisted contracts;
- To ensure only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
- To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in US DOT assisted contracts; and
- To assist in the development of firms that can compete in the marketplace outside the DBE program.
Overall DBE Goal:
The Overall DBE Goal for FY 2020, 2021, and 2022: 11%
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Certified DBE Directory
* A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise is defined as a for-profit small business concern:
- That is at least 51% owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged or, in the case of a corporation, in which 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals; and
- Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more of the socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who own it.
Other criteria includes, but is not limited to:
- Membership in a protected class;
- The owners’ personal net worth; and
- Firm meets SBA small business guidelines.
Gross receipts averages over three years must not exceed the current small business size standards as set by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).