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Date Published: 2013-10-21

Contact: Damon Hodge

Phone: (702) 385-6509

Title: Meeting to Focus on NDOT’s Disparity Study, DBE Goals

Story Text:

LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will host a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, on its draft 2013 Disparity Study and proposed overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals for federal Fiscal Years 2014, 2015 and 2016. NDOT's Draft Disparity Study examines participation of minority- and women-owned firms in NDOT contracts, and any barriers for those firms in the Nevada marketplace. The results of the study will help the department improve its operation of the federal DBE Program.

NDOT has also developed a draft proposal for an overall goal of 7.5 percent for DBE participation in Federal Highway Department-funded contracts for the next three fiscal years. Both the Draft Disparity Study and Proposed Overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal are posted at the NDOT DBE Website as well as at NDOT DBE Program. NDOT is inviting business owners and managers, trade associations and others to talk about their experiences and suggestions concerning the Draft Disparity Study and the Proposed Overall DBE goal at the public meeting, in writing or with a court reporter that will be provided at the meeting.

WHO:       NDOT

WHAT:     Public Meeting on draft Disparity Study and federal DBE Goals

WHEN:     Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, 4 to 7 p.m.

WHERE:  Regional Transportation Commission Building - Room 108. 600 S. Grand Central Parkway. Las Vegas, Nev. 89106.

This meeting will be conducted in an open-house format with brief consultant presentations at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Public comment will be taken throughout the meeting. Anyone interested in providing comments can attend any portion of the meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. To obtain information regarding the Draft Disparity Study, please contact the Draft Disparity Study hotline at (702) 483-0230, send an email to DisparityStudy@dot.state.nv.us or an email to YSchuman@dot.state.nv.us. Please send any comments on the Draft Disparity Study and the Proposed Overall DBE Goal to YSchuman@dot.state.nv.us or mail them to: Yvonne Schuman, NDOT Civil Rights Officer 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Room 140. Las Vegas, Nev., 89106. Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

NOTE: Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate physically handicapped persons who want 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, jmaxey@dot.state.nv.us or call (775) 888-7171.

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.