The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced on Wednesday that it is lending support to small businesses in Long Island, New York to gain contracts through the MTA's capital program for 2015 to 2019.
Businesses that are certified as NYS Minority, Women-owned businesses and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises will be given preference.
MTA said that the capital program will total multiple billions worth of contracts to be awarded through a bidding process. This is in line with the state's plan to award contracts to these kinds of enterprises for up to 30 percent of all contracts awarded.
"The MTA Capital Program is the single most important way to ensure we can keep the New York metropolitan region moving," MTA Chairman Thomas Pendergast said. "The MTA network needs constant investment so it can serve everyone who relies on it now and can grow to serve more people in the future. Small firms on Long Island have every right to fight for a piece of that pie.”
Two information sessions will be held at the Nassau County Emergency Management-Morelly Center in Bethpage on April 21; and at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge on May 13. Both sessions begin at 9 a.m.