GoTriangle’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

GoTriangle has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. 

The main goals of the DBE program are:

  • to ensure non-discrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts, and
  • to create a level playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals an opportunity to compete for federally funded DOT-assisted contracts.

DBE Goal – Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019-2021

GoTriangle, in accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 CFR Part 26, as amended, hereby announces a proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal of 6.0% for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021.

The proposed goal and its rationale are available for inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, at GoTriangle’s Administrative Offices located at 4600 Emperor Blvd., Suite 101, Durham N.C., 27703, for 30 days following the date of this notice.

Written comments will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this notice. The comments are for informational purposes only and may be sent to Sylvester Goodwin, Director of EEO/DBE at the above-mentioned address, or to the Regional Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration, Region IV, 230 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 800 Atlanta, GA 30303   

- Jeff Mann, General Manager

DBE Goal – Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016-2018

GoTriangle has developed an overall agency goal of 7 percent for DBE firms to participate in U.S. DOT-assisted contracts for federal FY 2016-2018 (Oct. 1, 2015-Sept. 30, 2018). GoTriangle will also request the use of project-specific DBE goals as appropriate and/or will establish project-specific goals as directed by the FTA. The most recent DBE goal submission was due to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Aug. 1, 2018, and covered fiscal years 2019, 2020 and 2021.

For information regarding Gotriangle’s DBE Program contact:

  • Mail: Sylvester Goodwin, Director of EEO/DBE, GoTriangle, PO Box 13787, Durham, NC 27709
  • Phone: (919) 485-7518
  • Fax: (919) 485-7491
  • Email: sgoodwin@gotriangle.org