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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

Partnering with minority and women-owned businesses.

LTD established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program to create a level playing field where small businesses, owned by minorities and women, can compete fairly for contracts and subcontracts relating to the District’s construction, procurement, and professional services activities. In accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the District ensures nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin in the award and administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation-assisted contracts.

Visit the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) website for information on the various certifications available to ensure visibility to LTD as well as other public and private entities. (COBID was formally known as the Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB).

For the Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2022, Lane Transit District's proposed overall goal is 2.9 percent (2.9%) of FTA-funded contracting activities, exclusive of FTA funds to be used for the purchase of transit vehicles. This goal is in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26. LTD intends to meet this entire goal using race/gender neutral and conscious measures.

For more information on the goal rationale, as well as other supporting information, review LTD's DBE Goals-Setting Methodology. LTD's DBE Policy Statement is also available in PDF form.

Public Comment

Lane Transit District (LTD) is in the process of updating its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for federally-assisted contracts.

LTD is opening our process for public inspection for a period of 30 days (from the date of publication). LTD will be accepting comments on its proposed goal and rationale for a period of 45 days (from the date of publication).

Please review the LTD DBE Goal FY2023-25 and LTD DBE Policy and Program Goal Methodology and send all comments to Procurement@LTD.org with the subject "DBE Goal Setting."

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