In 2013, Pace commissioned a Disparity Study to determine the availability
of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises ("DBEs") in its market area and
evaluate its DBE program.
The objective was to meet the requirements of strict
constitutional scrutiny applicable to DBE programs and Pace′s obligations
as a recipient of Federal Transit Administration under 49 C.F.R. Part 26. Purchase
orders and contract data was analyzed for calendar years 2008 through 2014.