Public input sought for highway project goals for disadvantaged businesses

Transportation Cabinet launches statewide public meetings

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking public input on proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goals to ensure certified businesses can compete fairly for federally-funded transportation projects.

The Cabinet’s Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development is developing an annual DBE participation goal, in collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration. Once approved, the goal will be in effect for three years beginning Oct. 1, 2020.

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The 2020 goals and methodology will be available online at http://transportation.ky.gov/Civil-Rights-and-Small-Business-Development. Information is also available by calling 1-502-564-3601 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT. The comment period will be from June 21 through July 22. Written comments can be submitted online or mailed to:

Melvin Bynes
Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, Ky 40622

The OCRSBD will host forums during June in several of the cabinet’s 12 highway districts to explain the proposed goals and how they were established.

Meetings will be held in KYTC Department of Highways District offices (excluding Covington) on the following dates (all times are local):

Tuesday, June 11
District 7 Office, 11 a.m.     763 West New Circle Road, Lexington, Ky 40511
District 9 Office,  2 p.m.      822 Elizaville Ave., Flemingsburg, Ky 41041

Wednesday, June 12
Fifth Center Building, 2:30 p.m.   525 W. Fifth St., Suite 214, Covington Ky 41011

Thursday, June 13
District 8 Office, 10:30 a.m.    1660 South U.S. 27, Somerset, Ky 42502

Friday, June 14
District 12 Office, 1:30 p.m. 109 Loraine St., Pikeville, Ky 41501

Thursday, June 20
District 5 Office, 1:30 p.m.   8310 Westport Road, Louisville, Ky 40242