Meeting With BART on Contract Opportunities

From left to right: Geoffrey Pete, Vice President, Oakland Black Caucus, Eleanor Mason Ramsey, Mason Tillman Associates, Grace Crunican, General Manager Bay Area Rapid Transit, Lloyd Madden, President BAPAC, Lynette Sweet, Director, Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Photo by Joe L. Fisher, BAPAC.

The Oakland Black Caucus and the Black American Political Action Committee (BAPAC) of Contra Costa County recently hosted a meeting with Grace Crunican, General Manager of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).
 BART officials and 27 participants at the Dec. 7 meeting discussed issues pertaining to train safety,  security and contract opportunities for minority and women owned businesses, as well as contract compliance and the hiring of minorities. Questions focused on the proportion of procurement contracts awarded to African-American firms.
According to Lloyd Madden, President of BAPAC, a meeting will take place Dec. 22 where BART representatives and BAPAC will discuss African American participation in the Richmond Intermodal Transit Village Project.
Representatives of the Oakland Black Caucus and BAPAC will meet with Crunican again in January to review and discuss BART’s construction, professional services, and goods and services contract awards to African American firms.

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