Public Meeting - Proposed 2020-2022 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Triennial Goal Methodology for Federal Highway Administration Projects


Where:

Texas Department of Transportation, Dallas District Office
4777 E Highway 80
Mesquite, TX 75150-6643 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 (Register here)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Purpose:

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 Monday Oct. 21, 2019 in Houston; Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 in Fort Worth; Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 in Austin; and Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 in San Antonio.

Description:

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:

  • Fill out the online public comment box;
  • Contact the Civil Rights Division at (512) 416-4715 or email us at CivilRights@txdot.gov; or
  • Participate in a Public Outreach Meeting October 21 - November 1, 2019.

Visit the Goal Methodology webpage for more information and review the FAQ’s about the TxDOT Disparity Study.

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.

Special Accomodations

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.

Contact:

Civil Rights Division
Attention: DBE Goal Methodology 2020-2022 Comments
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701-2409

(512) 416-4700
Email - CivilRights@txdot.gov

Posted Oct. 18, 2019