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.

DBE Program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

DBE Notice

DBE Goal & Request

TARC’s Proposed 2020/2021/2022 DBE Methodology Goal

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.


Overall DBE Goal:

The Overall DBE Goal for FY 2020, 2021, and 2022: 11%
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Certified DBE Directory

DBE Methodology

Certification Eligibility:

* A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise is defined as a for-profit small business concern:

Other criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Membership in a protected class;
  2. The owners’ personal net worth; and
  3. 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).