The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC)/Office of Transportation Delivery (OTD) is establishing a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. The OTD receives Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and as a condition of receiving this assistance, OTD has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26. It is the policy of the OTD to ensure that DBEs, as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in USDOT-assisted contracts for public transit services.
In order to increase the involvement of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and small businesses with public transit services, the Kentucky Public Transit Association (KPTA), in conjunction with the Office of Transportation Delivery, will hold a public forum to discuss issues affecting both public transit, DBE/Small Business Firms. We will discuss the new anticipated DBE goal and the basis for establishing the goal. The forum will be held on June 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. EST at the transit offices of the Federated Transportation Services of the Bluegrass, Inc. (FTSB). FTSB is located at 1713 Jaggie Fox Way, Lexington, KY 40511.
If you have any questions or reasonable accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities or persons with Limited English Proficiency, please contact:
Pam Shepherd, Executive Director, Federation Transportation Services of the Bluegrass, Inc. at (859) 233-0066 or, Kelley Johnson, Federal Program Specialist, Office of Transportation Delivery/Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at (502) 564-7433.
The Office of Transportation Delivery is currently developing its three year participation goal. Once approved, the goal will be in effect for three years beginning October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2022.
The DBE goal and its methodology will be made online at:
https://transportation.ky.gov/TransportationDelivery/Pages/default.aspx. Comments will be made available from June 21 – July 22, 2019. Additionally, the information is available for review at the KYTC Main Office, Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm (EST) located at 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Written comments can be submitted via email or mailed to:
Office of Transportation Delivery
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601