METRO is conducting a Disparity Study designed to review Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) participation on METRO contracts awarded and evaluate the policies related to maximizing M/WBE participation. 

Mason Tillman Associates, Ltd., an Oakland, California-based national expert in conducting disparity studies, is performing the Study. The Study will examine prime contract awards in construction, professional services, and goods and services from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2018. Mason Tillman will analyze contract records, identify market area businesses, and collect anecdotal accounts from business owners.


The Study’s expected completion date is July 2020. A successful study requires the involvement of local businesses that are willing and able to perform public contracts. Mason Tillman, along with a variety of local subcontractors, will interview business owners concerning their experiences contracting with METRO. If you are a business owner, we invite you to participate in the Study or contact us for more information.