Westmoreland County Transit Authority
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 fixed-route fleet consists of:
(11) 2019 Ford 5-50- Powered by CNG
(5) 2018 Gillig Low Floor 35-foot/30 Passengers – Powered by CNG
(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
(4) 2009 MCI D4000 40-foot/49 Passengers
The GO Westmoreland shared-ride vehicles that the Authority owns consists of:
(36) Ford Body on Chassis Small Bus
(16) Ford Senator II Cutaway
(6) Chevy Challenger
(3) Dodge Amerivan
DBE Policy Statement
Section 26.1, 26.23 Objectives/Policy Statement
The Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) 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 WCTA has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the WCTA has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
It is the policy of the WCTA to ensure that DBEs are 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; and
6. To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE Program.
Ashley Cooper, Director of Finance and Administration of the WCTA has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO). In that capacity, the Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program. Implementation of the DBE program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by the WCTA in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.
DBE Goal and Public Notice FFY 2022-2024
The Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) 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 information available to it, including evidence available in the WCTA’s jurisdiction and information received from the public in response to this notice.
The WCTA proposes a goal of 0.46% DBE participation in DOT-assisted contracts for the October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2024 period.
The proposed goal and its rationale are available for public inspection during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the WCTA’s office, 41 Bell Way, Greensburg, PA 15601. The WCTA’s October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2024 goal may be adjusted by any comments received.
The WCTA will be holding a meeting of contractors and interested parties to discuss the three-year DBE goal setting process, for Federal Fiscal Years 2022, 2023 and 2024 (October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2024).
The meeting will be held virtually on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. For login details please contact Ashley Cooper at (724) 832-2708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments may be addressed to:
Attention: DBE Liaison Officer
41 Bell Way
Greensburg, PA 15601