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Metra and Business

Elimination of Ticket-by-Internet program
First Published - 04/27/2018 - 10:24AM

Due to declining internet ticket sales, Metra is eliminating the Ticket-by-Internet program – which includes recurring orders and one-time sales of Monthly Passes and 10-Ride Tickets on its website. The last day to purchase a Monthly Pass (July) via this program will be June 20 and the last day to purchase a 10-Ride Ticket will be June 30. This action is part of a continuing effort by Metra to identify ways to reduce expenses. Please see alternate purchasing options here.

Last Updated - 05/14/2018 - 3:06PM

SBE

Metra’s Small Business Enterprise Program

On June 1, 2016 Metra’s Office of Diversity & Civil Rights (ODCR) launched its Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program. The purpose of the SBE program is to assist small businesses and ensure they have a fair opportunity to participate on Metra projects. It is a set-a-side program designed to increase the number of competitively awarded contracts to small businesses, maximize contract opportunities, and minimize contract bundling.

Metra is encouraging all small businesses that qualify to complete the SBE verification process.

To qualify as an SBE, companies must:

  • Be an independently minority, or non-minority owned business;
  • For-profit business;
  • Personal net worth must not exceed $1.32 million; and
  • Meet the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) size standard, and not exceed $23.98 million in gross annual receipts.

If you are currently certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with Metra or one of the other four Illinois Unified Certification Program (IL UCP)  members: Chicago Transit Authority, Pace, Illinois Department of Transportation and the City of Chicago, you are  considered a SBE and do not have to complete the verification process. However, you must provide proof of DBE certification when submitting your bid.

Forms:

SBE Verification Application

SBE No Change Affidavit Form

SBE PNW Form

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