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Public notice: Iowa Department of Transportation’s DBE goal for federal fiscal years 2020-22

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’s Office of Public Transit in Ames, Iowa, hereby notifies the public that it is recommending the following Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for applicable federal-transit-agency-assisted professional services, construction, and procurement contracts during federal fiscal years 2020-22 beginning Oct. 1, 2019 and ending Sept. 30, 2022. The overall total DBE goal for this period is 0.29 percent all of which is proposed to be met using race neutral methods.

Written comments about this goal will be accepted for 30 calendar days and must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2019. Comments should be sent to Sreeparna Mitra, DBE Program Manager, Public Transit Bureau, Iowa Department of Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010, or emailed to