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Date Published: 2013-07-23

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Event to Cover Small Business, DBE Goals on State Projects

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - Officials from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will deliver a presentation on its new Small Business Enterprise Program during a public meeting on Thursday, July 25, at the offices of the Regional Transportation Commission, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway. At the meeting, officials will also discuss how NDOT is implementing newly enacted legislation extending Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation rules to state-funded projects. In addition, officials from the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will be on hand to provide information about the agency's own Small Business Enterprise program.

The public is invited to attend this informational meeting. There will be a brief presentation about NDOT's Small Business Enterprise Program and the extension of the DBE participation goals to state-funded projects at 5:30 p.m., followed by a short comment period from the audience. Before and after the presentation, the meeting will be conducted in an open-house format to give attendees the chance to discuss the programs with agency officials.

Who: Nevada Department of Transportation

What: Public Meeting on the Small Business Enterprise Program

When: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Where: RTC, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Room 108, Las Vegas, Nev. 89106.

Comments may be submitted for the public record in writing at the meeting or verbally to a court reporter. In addition to comments received at the meeting, written or email comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, Aug.16, 2013. Email comments to Gingi Robinson at grobinson@dot.state.nv.us, with a reference to SBE/DBE in the subject line or mail comments to Yvonne Schuman, Civil Rights Officer, NDOT, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Room 140, Las Vegas, Nev. 89106. For general information, contact Gingi Robinson, Civil Rights Division, NDOT, 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Room 140, Las Vegas, Nev. 89106, (702) 730-3309, or grobinson@dot.state.nv.us.

Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate physically handicapped persons desiring to attend the meeting. Requests for auxiliary aids or services to assist individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency should be made with as much advance notice as possible to Julie Maxey, NDOT, public hearings officer, at (775) 888-7171 or jmaxey@dot.state.nv.us. Interested persons may access a copy of the meeting materials on the NDOT website via the Public Involvement Link

About NDOT

Established in 1917, the Nevada Department of Transportation is responsible for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of 5,400 miles of highway and more than 1,000 bridges comprising the state highway system. NDOT's mission is to provide a better transportation system for Nevada through unified and dedicated efforts. The department is divided into three districts. The districts are responsible for supervising all state transportation activities within their local areas. NDOT's headquarters is located in Carson City; district offices are in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko. NDOT is overseen by a seven-member directors' board and run by senior staff. Visit NDOT's Website for more information.