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WSDOT proposes 19% DBE participation on federal highway projects

WSDOT proposes 19 percent DBE participation on federal highway projects

WSDOT is proposing new overall goals for disadvantaged business participation on all federally funded projects and is accepting written comments on the proposals through Friday, July 24.  The proposed goals are 19% DBE participation on FHWA-funded projects, 4.8% for FTA-funded projects, and 10.4% for FAA-funded projects.

More background information and the proposed overall DBE goals are available at:

The goals are for projects from Oct. 1, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2023.

WSDOT is inviting contractors, labor and trade organizations, small and disadvantaged businesses, and others interested in working with the agency to attend one of its upcoming informational meetings regarding the proposed DBE goals.

WSDOT has scheduled three public meetings to take comments at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6, Wednesday, July 8, and Friday, July 10. The July 6 and 8 meetings will be held online as a webinar, while the July 10 meeting will be a telephone conference. Individuals interested in attending need to register in advance by emailing Allison Spector at  Details about how to participate will be provided upon registering.

Comments on the proposed goals will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, July 24, and can be mailed to Allison Spector, Title VI & Equity Analyst, WSDOT Office of Equal Opportunity, P.O. Box 47314, Olympia WA 98504-7314, or submitted to via email to

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