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  • City Transit Division to Host DBE, ADA No-Show, and Public Engagement Manual Public Meeting

    NEWS RELEASE
    July 12, 2021
    City Transit Division to Host DBE, ADA No-Show, 
    and Public Engagement Manual Public Meeting


    Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT)  is holding two public meetings on Thursday, July 29th open to all businesses, vendors, and community partners with an interest in public transportation. The first public meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. and the other at 5:30 p.m. Due to ongoing public safety concerns, opportunities for remote viewing are being made available.

    4:30 - 5:30 meeting
    Webinar ID: 851 8341 4451  
    Link to join Webinar
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85183414451

    5:30 – 6:30 meeting
    Webinar ID 852 4657 7030 
    Link to join Webinar
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85246577030

    This workshop fulfills the requirement of the City’s Transit Division that is responsible for public bus operations and bus maintenance that utilizes Federal funding. The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for the City of Santa Maria’s transit system (SMAT) for Fiscal Years 2021-22, 2022-2023, and 2023-24.

    Additionally, Transit Division will be considering public feedback on a proposed ADA No-Show policy to reduce the number of negatively impactful no-shows to vital paratransit services as well as its proposed Public Engagement Manual aimed at targeted communication methods with the transit riding public. 
    Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) staff are interested in receiving on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, proposed ADA No-Show Policy and Public Engagement Manual. 

    The draft working papers are available for public review on SMAT’s website at www.RideSMAT.com, in person at Santa Maria Public Works Department at 110 South Pine Street, Suite 101, Santa Maria, CA 93458. Public comments are encouraged and will be accepted: online at SMATComments@CityofSantaMaria.org or by mail sent to Santa Maria Transit at 110 S. Pine Street, Suite 101, Santa Maria, CA 93458 Attention: SMAT DBELO.