Rail

Houston Metro achieves SBE commitment

Posted on March 26, 2012

Houston Metro achieved its commitment of $285 million, to small (mostly local) business enterprises (SBEs), which is $30 million more than the authority’s established goal. The SBE Program is a major element of the MetroRail expansion project that is currently building three new light-rail lines.

“Houston’s MetroRail expansion project ambitiously set out to award more than 35 percent of contracts to SBEs,” said George Greanias, president/CEO, Metro. “We established an unprecedented goal for a construction project of this magnitude, and we got there in record time, as the project is nearing its halfway completion milestone. We are undeniably Houston-proud of this feat.”

To date, the SBE program numbers reflect contracts with 270 certified SBE businesses ranging from construction contractors working on utilities and roadway paving, to enterprises providing tools, traffic control signs and office supplies. Houston-based subcontractors make up 95% of the group, and upwards of 50% classify as “disadvantaged businesses.” Almost one-third of the businesses are women-owned.

Metro’s Small/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SB/DBE) Program applies to certain eligible contracts (federally and locally funded) and is a goal-oriented program, requiring contractors who receive contracts from Metro to use good-faith efforts to utilize certified SB/DBE firms.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Former Santa Clara VTA chief hired to oversee Honolulu rail project

Michael Burns will be responsible for overseeing the rail project’s finances, as well as the functioning of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board.

Alstom to extend Algeria's Constantine Tramway

Alstom, which will extend the tramway by 6 miles, will supply the integrated system, tracks, catenaries, telecommunications and signalling, substations and ticketing equipment.

$8.2B invested along 20 miles of Valley Metro light rail

Economic development within one-half mile of the system has been stimulated by ridership that has exceeded original projections. Valley Metro began compiling development activity since construction started in 2005 as part of an economic development database.

Alstom to deliver 17 trains to Algeria

The Coradia Polyvalent for Algeria is a dual-mode train (diesel and electric, 25 kV) able to travel at speeds up to 99 mph. The train has six carriages and provides capacity for 265 passengers.

Fla.'s TriRail adds bike car

The new bike car contains 14 racks that will provide more room to maneuver bicycles on and off the train. A set of seats were removed from the lower level of the vehicle to make room for the bike racks.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close