On June 1, 2016, GoDurham established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 8 percent for all FTA-funded transportation programs for federal fiscal years 2017, 2018 and 2019 (Oct. 1, 2016-Sept. 30, 2018).
GoDurham’s DBE program is designed to provide small businesses owned and operated by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.
DBE programs are part of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Transportation to remedy ongoing discrimination and the continuing effects of past discrimination in federally-assisted highway, transit, airport and highway safety financial assistance transportation contracting markets nationwide.
This goal, and the methodology used to establish it, was available for review and public comment June 1-June 29, 2016. Any additional comments should be directed to:
Assistant Director of Transportation
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701
DBE businesses are encouraged to inform GoDurham of the products and services they offer. All businesses wanting to be listed as DBEs with GoDurham should contact GoDurham staff at 919-560-1535 ext. 36214. GoDurham staff are happy to assist businesses through the DBE registration process with the State of North Carolina.
This participation goal was made in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 26.
Click here to view the methodology and other documentation for the participation goal.