Public comment period: DBE Program subcontracting goals for 2021-2023

Date: Monday, July 6, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM -


The Metropolitan Council has prepared its recommended Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program goal for submission to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) later this year, and is receiving public comment on the proposed program goal.

The Council’s recommended DBE program goal for USDOT-assisted contracts for federal fiscal years 2021-2023 is 13%. We calculated this goal by examining future spending and the number of ready, willing, and able businesses that provide services typically needed on relevant Council projects.

The Council invites comments on the recommended goal through 5 p.m., Monday, July 6, via the following methods:

  • Mail: Metropolitan Council
    Attn: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity
    390 Robert St. N.
    St. Paul, MN 55101

  • E-mail:

The Council will conduct two virtual open houses during the public comment period. Please register to participate in advance at

  • Thursday, June 11, 10 a.m. to noon
    Join via WebEx
    Meeting number (access code): 146 102 3923
    Meeting password: q2pRJ4VSXM3 (72775487 from phones) 

  • Thursday, June 25, 5 to 7 p.m.
    Join via WebEx
    Meeting number (access code): 146 647 8750
    Meeting password: jmJvTUHD568 (56588843 from phones) 

The Council must submit its goal by Aug. 1. Learn more about the recommended goal and the process for creating it.

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