G.W. Peoples Contracting Partners with Bronx Design and Construction Academy (BDCA) for Youth Employment Opportunities on WMATA SafeTrack Project


Melvin E. Clark, Jr., Chairman/CEO of African-American owned railroad construction contractor, G.W. Peoples Contracting Co. Inc. (GWP), headquartered in Arlington, VA, is pleased to announce that GWP’s successful partnership with Dwayne Sampson, CEO of the Transportation Diversity Council (TDC), to recruit, hire and train up to 30 Bronx Design and Construction Academy (BDCA) graduates which has resulted in meaningful jobs working on the SafeTrack rail maintenance project for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

Mr.  Clark visited the school to see first-hand how the students were engaged in acquiring the requisite industry skills and declared his appreciation for the opportunity to become aligned with the school.  He subsequently became a featured speaker at their graduation.  Clark stated, “We at GWP are proud to offer to these recent graduates a true opportunity to better support themselves and their families, at the same time addressing the severe unemployment in the inner city.”

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G. W. Peoples Contracting Co., Inc., is a national minority-owned company that specializes in heavy and light railroad and transit construction related activities.


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