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DDOT Announces FY 2013-2015 DBE Goals

Friday, June 28, 2013
Public Comment Period is Now Open

Media Contacts
Monica Hernandez, (202) 671-2261

WASHINGTON, DC - The District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Office of Civil Rights will hold a public meeting to solicit comments regarding the establishment of its three-year overall agency goals for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for FY 2013-2015.

DDOT plans to achieve its DBE goals by utilizing race- and gender-conscious (race-conscious) measures and race- and gender-neutral (race-neutral) measures. DDOT proposes an overall goal of 18 percent for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)-assisted projects for FY 2013-2015, of which 12 percent is race conscious and 6 percent is race neutral.

Further, DDOT proposes an overall goal of 11.5 percent for Federal Transit Administration (FTA)-assisted projects for FY 2012-2014, of which 10 percent is race conscious and 1.5 percent is race neutral.

For more information about race-conscious and race-neutral measures please visit DBE.

What     DBE Goal Methodology Public Meeting
When    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2 pm – 4 pm
Where   55 M Street SE - Room 439

Records relative to statistical data collected and methodology used to determine these goals are on file for public inspection for 30 days (Monday, June 24, 2013 to Monday, August 5, 2013) at DDOT’s Office of Civil Rights’ offices at 55 M Street SE, 3rd Floor. There is a 45 day review and comment period for these goals, ending on Monday, August 26, 2013. Please submit written comments to Lisa Gregory or via hard mail at 55 M Street SE – 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20003.

Please contact Glenda Payne (202) 671-0479 for questions concerning this meeting or on the review and comment process for the DBE goals.

For information about DDOT’s Office of Civil Rights please Civil Rights.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes.

In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code sec. 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in a violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action."

If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation) please contact Jordyne Blaise at (202) 671-5117 72 hours in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.