In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26, as amended, the Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Public Transit, in Ames, Iowa, hereby notifies the public that it is recommending the following Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for applicable professional services, construction and procurement contracts during federal fiscal years 2014 to 2016 beginning Oct. 1, 2013, and ending Sept. 30, 2016. The overall total DBE goal for this period is 0.058 percent, all of which is race neutral. Information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was selected are available for inspection from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. DST at the Iowa DOT’s Office of Employee Service, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa for 30 days following the date of this notice. Written comments on this goal will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this notice. The comments are for informational purposes only and may be sent to: DBE Program Manager, Office of Public Transit, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010, or the Regional Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration, Region 7, 901 Locust Street, Suite 404, Kansas City, MO 64106.