june 2015 FOGHORN 13 FOGHORNFOCUS operations maintenance resents the anticipated amount of small minority- andor women- owned businessDBEparticipation expected on the ferry project. The goal is not a quota or set-aside but a reflection of efforts to include DBEs on DOT-assisted ferry projects. The program plan outlines the day-to-day operations of a shipyards DBE program. DOT has several resources to help you establish a DBE goal and program plan. As an alternative the recipient of the FTA grant may establish a project goal for the ferry contract reflecting the recipients overall goal as a percentage of funds for the particular project. In this instance the recipient would require each shipyard that bids on the ferry procurement to actively seek DBE participation during the course of the project and submit documentation displaying its efforts. Unless otherwise notified you must comply with the DBE program requirements highlighted above in order to participate on DOT ferry procurements. DOT recipients may only expend federal funds on ferry procurements that are compliant with the DBE re- quirements. We are excited about this new wave of opportunities within the ferry industry and will provide training opportunities as well as one- on-one assistance to interested shipyards or other relevant entities. For more information please contact us at httpftawebprod.fta. dot.govContactUsToolPublicNewRequest.aspx. n Find your local sales rep at www.portsupply.comcontact-us or email us at aisportsupply.com for more information. USCG regulations have changed Know which AIS device you need. em-trak A100 AIS Class A Transceiver Fully USCG certified for all commercial vessel installations at deep sea and in coastal and inland waters. Single unit solution Small and lightweight Rmax technology for high performance Simple to install and configure Rugged design Intuitive user interface Model 12333944 Commercial vessels in United States waters must have a USCG-certified Class A or B AIS transceiver operational at all times by March 2016. PVA Member Price 1798 About the Federal Transit Administration The Federal Transit Administration FTA is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation DOT that provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems including buses subways light rail commuter rail monorail passenger ferry boats trolleys inclined railways and people movers.