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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Brendan Gill

RELEASE: September 9, 2005


NJDOT announces DBE goals

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the New Jersey Department of Transportation, pursuant to Public Law 100-17, Section 106 (c) of the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Act of 1987 and 49 CFR Part 26, is proposing an annual goal of fifteen and one-tenth percent (15.1%) for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation on federally-assisted highway projects for Federal Fiscal Year 2006 (commencing October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006). The NJDOT further proposes that it will attain fourteen and one-tenth percent (14.1%) of the DBE goal through race and gender-neutral means, and one percent (1%) through race-conscious project DBE goals.

Documentation describing how the New Jersey Department of Transportation determined its annual DBE goal is available for inspection during normal business hours at the Department’s main headquarters listed below for a period of thirty (30) days following publication of this notice.

This is not a notice of formal rulemaking. However, both the Federal Highway Administration and the New Jersey Department of Transportation will accept comments, for informational purposes only, on the aforementioned DBE goal for a period of forty-five (45) days following the publication of this notice at the following addresses:

New Jersey Department of Transportation
Division of Civil Rights/Affirmative Action
P.O. Box 600
1035 Parkway Avenue, 2nd floor, Main Office Bldg
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0600
Attn: Nelida Valentin, Executive Director
Division of Civil Rights and Affirmative Action

United States Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration- Region 1
840 Bear Tavern Road – Suite 310
Trenton, New Jersey 08628 – 2595
Attn: Dennis Merida, Division Administrator

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