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DDOT Announces FY 2015-2017 DBE Goals For Federal Transit Administration Projects

Monday, October 27, 2014
Public comment period is now open

Media Contacts

Reggie Sanders, (202) 671-5124, [email protected]
Michelle Phipps-Evans, (202) 497-0124, [email protected]

(Washington DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT)’s 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 2015-2017 for Federal Transit Administration (FTA)-assisted projects. 

DDOT plans to achieve its DBE goals by using race-conscious and gender-conscious measures and race-neutral and gender-neutral measures. DDOT proposes an overall goal of 11.5 percent of which 9.5 percent is race conscious and 2 percent is race neutral.

For more information about race-conscious and race-neutral measures please visit http://bit.ly/11WZl3P.

Records relative to statistical data collected, and methodology used to determine these goals are on file for public inspection for 30 days beginning Monday, October 27, 2014, until the close of business Tuesday, December 9, 2014, between the hours of 8:15 am – 4:45 pm, Monday to Friday at DDOT’s Office of Civil Rights,  55 M Street SE, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC  20003.

The public may review and comment on the triennial goal for 45 days. All comments must be submitted by the close of business on Friday, January 2, 2015. Please submit written comments to Lisa Gregory via email ([email protected]) or via hard mail at 55 M Street SE – 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20003. Please contact Mohammed Kabir, (202) 299-2190 ([email protected]) for questions concerning this meeting or on the review and comment process for the DBE goals.

Public Meeting
A public meeting will be held in Room 439 A/B at 2 pm on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, to solicit comments regarding the establishment of the FY 2015-2017 overall goal. DDOT encourages all interested parties to attend the forum to express their views.

What:           DBE Goal Methodology Public Meeting
When:          Wednesday, December 17, 2014
                    11 am – 1 pm
Where:         55 M Street SE - Room 439

Click the link for more information about DDOT’s Office of 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 Cesar Barreto at 202-671-2829 or via email at [email protected] 72 hours in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.


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