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Metro Invites Small Contractors to Learn How to Navigate the Project Labor Agreement

Tuesday September 04, 2018

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is inviting Los Angeles region small business contractors to participate in a workshop to learn how the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) works in order to be able to better take advantage of future contracting opportunities.

The event “Demystifying the Project Labor Agreement” will take place on Friday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Metro Headquarters, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90012. The event will be held west of the main entrance to the building. Metro’s Diversity & Economic Opportunity Department (DEOD) and the Contractor Development and Bonding Program (CDBP) will provide in-depth training.

“We want small contractors to increase their participation with Metro and take advantage of the opportunities offered as we move forward with the largest public works program in the country,” said Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington. “If any small contractor has concerns on how the PLA works, this will be a great time to learn how to navigate the system and win Metro contracts.”

The Metro Board of Directors adopted the Construction Careers Policy (CCP) and Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to encourage construction employment and training opportunities on Metro projects for workers residing in economically disadvantaged areas and for disadvantaged workers as defined in the PLA/CCP. The PLA and CCP were approved by Metro’s Board of Directors in 2012.

Part of the workshop will be dedicated to meeting other small contractors who have succeeded in obtaining contracts. Attendees can also meet labor union representatives and Metro executives.

To register for the event go to -workshop-tickets-47933761170 and for more information on the event contact Lakeisha Vaden with Merriwether & Williams Insurance Service, Inc., at (213) 258-3087 or e-mail at

Please visit Metro’s PLA/CCP website at for additional information.

About Metro

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines.  The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.                                                           

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