The goal of our U.S. DOT Mid-Atlantic Small Business Transportation Resource Center (MASBTRC) is to increase the ability of small businesses to compete for and enter into transportation-related contracts at the local, state, and federal levels. SBTRCs serve as the regional offices of the U.S. DOT Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), executing its programs throughout the nation.
Utilizing these partnerships and industry expertise we provide an array of technical assistance and support services in an effort to build the capacity of Small and Disadvantaged Businesses, making the businesses more competitive when bidding on federally-funded contracts. MASBTRC provides free business coaching, technical workshops and information on procurement opportunities to Small Businesses and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs).
Our MASBTRC also administers the U.S. DOT Bonding Education Program (BEP), Short Term Lending Program (STLP), and Women in Transportation Initiative (WITI) otherwise known as the Women and Girls Program. Some of the eligible small businesses are 8a firms, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOB), Hub Zone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOB), and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB).