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DOT&PF Implementing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goals on FHWA Funded Projects

DOT&PF projects constructed with FHWA funds will include DBE project goals.

 

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) will begin incorporating Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals into projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) effective April 1, 2011.

 

The objectives of the DBE program are to ensure that contractors comply with DBE laws and requirements, and to support eligible DBE firms working on federally funded transportation-related projects.

 

FHWA approved DOT&PF’s request to implement DBE Project Goals in the Northern (Fairbanks/Valdez/North of Fairbanks) and Southeast Regions (the Alaska Panhandle).  DOT&PF’s Central Region (Anchorage/Mat-Su and Western Alaska) will implement project goals at a later date, after final approval is received from FHWA.

 

With this approval FHWA joins the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Transit Administration in the use of DBE Project Goals on DOT&PF projects.

 

DOT&PF requested DBE goals in April 2009 for:

·         Highways – 13% overall (7.3% is through the use of project goals)

-          These goals are approved for Northern Region and Southeast Region will be implemented April 1, 2011. 

-          These goals are pending approval for Central Region.

·         Transit –13% overall (3.8% is through the use of project goals)  

-          These goals were approved and implemented April 1, 2010.

·         Airports -13% overall (8.7% is through the use of project goals)

-          These goals were approved and implemented April 1, 2010.

 

Alaska DOT&PF is responsible for 255 airports, 11 ferries serving 33 ports, 5,700 miles of highway and 660 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska.

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