About Westmoreland Transit
The Westmoreland County Transit Authority was formed by the county commissioners in 1978 to combine service that was being provided by a number of private bus companies throughout the county. The original Westmoreland Transit office was located in the Westmoreland County courthouse and was managed by the Planning Department. Later, the Authority moved its office to North Main Street. In 1992, the current office and Transit Center located at 41 Bell Way was opened.
The mission of WCTA is to serve the residents of Westmoreland County by providing safe and reliable transportation options designed to meet their needs and improve their quality of life.
Westmoreland Transit currently owns and oversees the operation of a fleet of 41 buses ranging from small 30-foot, 28 passenger buses to 45-foot, 57 passenger deluxe road coaches.
The current fleet consists of:
(6) 2017 MCI D4500 45-foot/57 Passengers – Powered by CNG
(6) 2013 MCI D4500 45-foot/57 Passengers
(9) 2011 MCI D4000 40-foot/49 Passengers
(11) 2010 Freightliner 30-foot/28 Passengers
(5) 2010 International 30-foot/28 Passengers
(4) 2009 MCI D4000 40-foot/49 Passengers
The GO Westmoreland vehicles that the Authority owns consists of:
(37) Ford Body on Chassis Small Buses
(3) Dodge Amerivan
Board of Directors
Westmoreland Transit is governed by a seven member Board of Directors:
Chairman: Frank M.Tosto
Vice-Chairman: Rosie Wolford
Treasurer: Debbie Irwin
Secretary: Nelson Mayer
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer: Lisa Liston
Alan Blahovec, Executive Director
WCTA Meeting Notice- 2018
The Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) Board of Directors will hold its regularly scheduled board meetings on the third Thursday of each month, as listed below. Meetings will be held at the Westmoreland Transit Center, 41 Bell Way, Greensburg, PA beginning at 7:00 PM unless otherwise notified. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.
WCTA Board Meetings- 2018
January's meeting will be held on Jan. 25, 2018.
Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17, Jun. 21,
Jul. 19, Aug. 16, Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20
DBE Policy Statement
Section 26.1, 26.23:Objectives/Policy Statement
The Westmoreland County Transit Authority has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. The Westmoreland County Transit Authority has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the Westmoreland County Transit Authority has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
It is the policy of the Westmoreland County Transit Authority to ensure that DBEs as defined in Part 26 have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. It is also our policy:
1. To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
2. To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
3. To ensure the the DBE program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law:
4. To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
5. To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts:
6. To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE Program.
Alan Blahovec, Executive Director has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer and is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE Program. Implementation of the DBE Program is afforded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by the Westmoreland County Transit Authority in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.
DBE Goals and Public Notice FFY 2016-2018
The Westmoreland County Transit Authority has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. For purposes of this DBE Program, the WCTA proposes to set its overall goal utilizing all available information, including evidence available in the WCTA's jurisdiction and information received from the public in response to this notice.
The Westmoreland County Transit Authority proposes a goal of 0.4% DBE participation in DOT-assisted contracts for the October 1, 2015-September 30, 2018 period.
This proposed goal and its rationale is available for public inspection during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the WCTA's office, 41 Bell Way, Greensburg, PA 15601 for 30 days beginning October 1, 2015. The WCTA and DOT will accept comments on the goal for 45 days from the date of this notice. The WCTA's FFY 2016-2018 goal may be adjusted by any comments received.
Comments may be addressed to:
Westmoreland County Transit Authority
Attn: DBE Liaison Officer
41 Bell WayGreensburg, PA 15601
U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary
400 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20590