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New ODOT DBE Program Goals – Public Hearing Announcement

ODOT has announced new Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program goals. You have two opportunities to learn about the changes ODOT is proposing and to comment (see below).

Specifically, ODOT is proposing amendments to the DBE program waiver. This program waiver allows ODOT to set race-conscious contract goals. The proposed amendments to the waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation are based upon the results of the 2011 Disparity Study Update.

To access the public hearing notice and basic information regarding the Disparity Study’s findings, please click here. Additional information about the waiver itself can be found by clicking here.

If you are interested in attending one of the public hearings, here is the date and location information:

Portland
Thursday, April 26, 2012
2:00 – 4:00 PM
ODOT Region 1 Headquarters
123 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97209
Conference Rooms A & B

Salem
Monday, April 30, 2012
2:00 – 4:00 PM
ODOT Technical Services
4040 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE
Salem, OR 97302
Black Diamond Room

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the ODOT Office of Civil Rights at 503-986-4350.

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