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May 24, 2018

TxDOT Struggles to Diversify

When Tamela Saldana trekked across the state of Texas to help contract with minority and women-owned businesses, she encountered a similar troubling scene in each district: […]
May 14, 2018

Caltrans Revised 2016 Federal Highway Administration Disparity Report Released

Caltrans has just released their revised 2016 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Disparity Study report and proposed overall FHWA Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal and methodology for federal […]
May 7, 2018

Join Caltrans for a Labor Compliance Training Course

Caltrans is hosting a two-day course to teach local agency staff prevailing wage requirements, including reviewing and confirming certified payroll records and on-site documentation. Training Dates: […]
May 3, 2018

New DBE Guidance Documents Released

Three new guidance documents related to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program have been approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of General Counsel. 1) Compliance […]
May 1, 2018

DBE Regulations – Official Questions and Answers

These questions and answers provide guidance and information for compliance with the provisions under 49 CFR part 26, pertaining to the implementation of the Department’s disadvantaged […]
April 19, 2018

Three Plead Guilty to $200 Million Scheme

According to federal court documents, three more people have plead guilty in a case involving Brian Ganos Construction and Sonag Co. regarding a $200 million scheme. […]
March 26, 2018

Montana White-Owned Firm Claims Discrimination

Montana has paid $485,000 to settle claims that a disadvantaged business program discriminated against Mountain West Holding Co. for being too white and too rich. Read […]
March 22, 2018

Program Giving Contractors a Larger Role Shows Promise

Caltrans has implemented an alternative contract method aiming to bring contracting projects in on time and within budget. Accord to the Department’s annual report, this program […]
March 16, 2018

LA Metro’s New Program for Small, Disadvantaged, and Veteran-Owned Firms

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has implemented a one-year pilot program that will help small, disadvantaged, and veteran-owned firms secure sufficient bonding to work […]
February 17, 2018

Participate in FHWA Local Agency Training Needs Survey

Participate in the The Federal Highway Administration’s Local Agency Training and Technical Assistance Needs Assessment. As FHWA revisits their strategic plan for their Local Technical Assistance […]
February 16, 2018

2018 ACCA National Training Institute

Registration is open for the 2018 National Training Institute! This event takes place from August 28, 2018 – September 2, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio at the […]
January 30, 2018

2018 Updates Released for LAPM and LAPG

2018 updates of the Local Assistance of Procedures Manual (LAPM) and the Local Assistance Program Guidelines (LAPG) have been released by the Caltrans Division of Local […]
January 17, 2018

Changes in Reviewing Indirect Cost Rates of A&E Firms Contracting with Local Agencies

New processes have been implemented by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for reviewing Indirect Cost Rates of Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms contracting with local […]
November 24, 2017

Fall 2017 Issue of American DBE

Check out the Fall 2017 Issue of American DBE, a magazine dedicated to increasing the success and growth of diverse companies in the design, construction, and […]
November 8, 2017

Safe Harbor Rate Test and Evaluation Period Has Been Extended

The Safe Harbor Cost Rate Test and Evaluation program for Architectural and Engineering (A&E) consulting firms  initiated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on July 1, […]