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Public Notice of Asheville Redefines Transit Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Goal Determination

Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) is a required to have an established DBE Goal as a recipient of federal transit funds authorized by Federal Transit laws in title 49, U. S Code and 49 CFR Part 26, “Participation by Disadvantage Business Enterprise in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs” found here.

Since ART receives grants from the FTA for more than than $250,000 in FTA planning, capital and/or operating assistance per federal fiscal year, ART must continue to implement a DBE Program and is required to establish and publish DBE Goal for FY 2020-2022 for public comments prior to submission to and approval by the FTA.

Read the Public Notice here.


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