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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Transit Department Publishes Disadvantage Business Enterprises Goal and Methodology Report

Transit Department Publishes Disadvantage Business Enterprises Goal and Methodology Report

In accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 26, the City of Longview Transit Department has released its proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Goal for participation on contracts assisted by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Federal Fiscal Year report for 2020-2022.

The proposed DBE Goal and Methodology report, along with the City of Longview Transit Department DBE Policy and Program, are viewable on the RiverCities Transit website: http://rctransit.org/more/procurement/.

The City of Longview Transit Department will accept written comments for 30 days following publication of this notice.   The City’s Federal Fiscal Year 2020-2022 goal may be adjusted by comments received.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to:

Elizabeth Halili, DBE Liaison

City of Longview | Transit Department

PO Box 128

Longview, WA 98632

Comments may also be submitted to the Federal Transit Administration, Region 10, Attention: Civil Rights Officer, 915 Second Avenue Suite 3142, Seattle WA  98174-1002

What is the Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE) Program?

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program is a legislatively mandated USDOT program that aims to increase the participation of minority and women-owned businesses in state and local transportation projects funded by the Department and the Federal Transit Administration.

The primary remedial goal and objective of the DBE program is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.

How can a business register as a DBE? DBE’s may register at the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises website http://www.omwbe.wa.gov/.

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