Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

Texoma Area Paratransit System, Inc. (TAPS) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. TAPS has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, TAPS has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26. It is the policy of TAPS to ensure that DBEs, as defined in part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT–assisted contracts.

Pursuant to Section 49 CFR Part 26, TAPS has proposed an overall goal of 1.15% for the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises DBEs in its contracts funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2014.

Additional information regarding TAPS’ DBE Policy may be obtained by contacting the TAPS DBE Liaison Officer, Teresa Foster, 3400 Texoma Pky, Sherman, TX 75090, 903-893-6401, teresafoster@tapsbus.com, or by visiting the Civil Rights section of the TAPS website www.tapsbus.com