Midland Area Transportation Study

Metropolitan Planning Organization

PUBLIC NOTICE 

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (MDOT)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Goal

Pursuant to U.S. Department of Transportation regulations at 49 CFR § 26.45 titled “Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs,” MDOT seeks comment on its DBE participation goals for its FTA-funded bus transit and Metropolitan Planning Organization DBE program.

 

MDOT’s current FTA DBE goal is 4 percent, made up of 3.5 percent race-conscious participation and 0.5 percent race-neutral participation. Race-conscious participation applies only to the Detroit M-1 Rail project.

MDOT expects the FTA DBE participation goal for FY 2015-2017 will be 1 percent and met through race-neutral means. Race-neutral participation occurs when MDOT and its grantees purchase bus-transit-related goods from, or contract with, a DBE firm when there is no specific requirement for DBE participation associated with the purchase or contract.

Interested persons are invited to comment on the current and proposed goal at one of the following sessions:

  1. Monday, July 21, 2014
    9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
    Teleconference call in line: US (Toll Free): 888-850-4523, when prompted, enter 105065#
    Webinar address and brief instructions: http://michigandot.adobeconnect.com/r4of7y1j0tk/
    Please enter this Webinar as a “guest” – select “Enter as guest,” type in your name, and select “Enter Room.”
    If you have never joined an Adobe Connect meeting, please test your connection before the Webinar at: http://michigandot.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. 
  2. Monday, July 28, 2014
    3:30 to 4:30p.m.
    Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Kalamazoo Transportation Service Center, Black Water room
    5372 South 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  3. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    Teleconference call in line: US (Toll Free): 888-850-4523, when prompted, enter 105065#
    Webinar address and brief instructions: http://michigandot.adobeconnect.com/r4of7y1j0tk/
    Please enter this Webinar as a “guest” – select “Enter as guest,” type in your name, and select “Enter Room.”
    If you have never joined an Adobe Connect meeting, please test your connection before the Webinar at: http://michigandot.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
  4. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
    1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
    MDOT Detroit Operations Center, DBE Resource room
    1060 W. Fort Street, 2nd floor, Detroit, MI 48226

If you would like to comment but cannot attend a scheduled session, please send questions or comments to Jeanne Day-La Bo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 517-373-9246.