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Public input sought for Cherriots DBE participation goal

OR News - Published Jul 21, 2020

Salem Area Mass Transit District (SAMTD) - commonly known as Cherriots - has published its goal for participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) for fiscal years 2021 through 2023. The goal is 2.49 percent of FTA-funded contracts during that period (exclusive of FTA funds to be used for the purchase of transit vehicles). 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the SAMTD Administrative Offices are closed to the public and the documents pertaining to this goal are not available to review in person. Interested parties may contact SAMTD by mail or via email to request hard copies of the documents at the addresses below:

Via Mail: Salem Area Mass Transit District
Attn: Dan Knauss
555 Court St. NE, Suite 5230
Salem, Oregon 97301

Or via Email: dan.knauss@cherriots.org.

Any other comments, questions, or requests for further information regarding this program, may be addressed by contact Dan Knauss, Procurement and Contracts Manager, by telephone at 503-588-2424, by email at dan.knauss@cherriots.org, or by fax at 503-361-7542.

Read Cherriots' press release on the DBE goal at https://www.cherriots.org/media/doc/SAMTD_Public_Notice_of_DBE_Goals_FFY21-23_FINAL_DevLeat.pdf.

Read the DBE goal's methodology and rationale document at https://www.cherriots.org/media/doc/3_YEAR_DBE_GOAL_CALCULATION_AND_RATIONALE_FY21-FY23_Final_Draft.pdf.