The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Division of Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion invites the public to a virtual public meeting regarding the agency’s methodology for developing disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) goals for the next three federal fiscal years (2023-2025).
During the virtual public meetings, the following topics will be discussed:
- Information concerning the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses
- Information concerning the effects of discrimination on opportunities for DBEs
- ODOT’s efforts to establish a level playing field for the participation of DBEs
- ODOT’s DBE goal setting methodology used for the proposed overall triennial DBE goal for Federal Fiscal Years 2023 – 2025.
Who should attend?
Minority, women and general contractor groups, community organizations, DBE firms, heavy highway related construction and engineering firms, transit systems, and other officials and organizations with information concerning the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination on opportunities for DBEs, and efforts to establish a level playing field for the participation of DBEs or anyone interested in learning more are invited to attend.
Why should you attend?
The purpose of the meeting is to obtain comments and consult with the public as well as answer any questions about ODOT's DBE goals for next three years. The Division of Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion will share other division updates during the meetings. You will hear from ODOT’s Office of Transit about their overall DBE goal setting methodology and proposed goal as well. Finally, the Ohio Turnpike & Infrastructure Commission will share information on their programs.
Two meetings will be held on Thursday, June 9:
- Morning meeting: 9-11 a.m.
- Afternoon meeting: 1-3 p.m.
You only need to attend one of the meetings as the same topics and information will be covered in both. It is not required, but you can register for the meeting that works best for your schedule by clicking the 'register' button.
By clicking 'Register' you can get background information, see the agenda, and submit public comments on the process. Additionally, you can download the virtual public meeting instructions under attachments.
Individuals who require interpretation services or a reasonable accommodation to view the material or provide comments are asked to contact Kristina Scales at email@example.com or 614.466.5154, no later than May 26, 2022.