Texas Department of Transportation, Houston District Office
7600 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007 (Map)
Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 (Register here)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The purpose of the public outreach meetings is to inform and engage with the public on the proposed Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2022 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Triennial Goal Methodology for Federal Highway Administration Projects. The meetings will be conducted in an open house format. Staff members from the Civil Right Division will be in attendance and available to answer questions. Public comments must be received on or before Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, to be a part of the official meeting record. Please note additional public meetings have been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 in Fort Worth; Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 in Mesquite; Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 in Austin; and Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 in San Antonio.
The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) proposed DBE triennial goal methodology for 2020-2022 supports an overall goal of 14.4%. TxDOT plans to satisfy this goal on its Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funded contracts with a 7.5% race-conscious component and a 6.9% race-neutral component.
The goal methodology was established using information from the disparity study conducted by Colette Holt & Associates.
TxDOT encourages any interested persons to provide comments regarding the proposed DBE goal methodology during the comment period. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:
TxDOT's Civil Rights Division sets overall goals for DBE participation on USDOT-assisted contracts with FHWA, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds.
TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The meeting will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation need, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (512) 416-4700 or email Civilrights@txdot.gov at least five days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
Civil Rights Division
Attention: DBE Goal Methodology 2020-2022 Comments
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701-2409
Posted Oct. 18, 2019