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The California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) 2015 Availability and Disparity Study (Study) needs YOUR input!


The Study is being conducted to determine whether there is evidence of discrimination, or its effects, in California’s transportation contracting industry.


We want to hear about :

  • Your experiences doing business in the local transportation contracting marketplace and working with Caltrans and local governments.
  • Whether you believe you have been treated fairly based on your race, ethnicity, or gender.
  • Your experience obtaining work on projects.
  • Your business’s experiences with obtaining financing, bonding, and insurance.

Public testimony, or anecdotal information (personal accounts and perceptions of incidents – including incidents of discrimination), is an essential component of a successful Study. Public meetings will be held at locations throughout the state in early November to gather testimony.  Please see the attached flyer for meeting dates, times, and locations.

If you cannot attend a public meeting, we also welcome written testimony.  (Your personal information will remain confidential to the fullest extent permitted by law.)  Send your written testimony via:


US Mail: Caltrans Office of Business & Economic Opportunity, Attention: Disparity Study, 1823 14th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Fax: 916.324.1869

If you have questions about the Study, please contact Caltrans via email at