The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) policy and program is designed to ensure that minority- and women-owned businesses have the opportunity to compete for and participate in procurement opportunities with the City of Arlington/Handitran. Since the City of Arlington/Handitran receives federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the City of Arlington/Handitran's DBE program conforms to the DOT's DBE program regulation and requirements. To assist the City of Arlington/Handitran in achieving the objectives of its DBE policy and program, the City of Arlington/Handitran's policy making body has established an annual goal of doing 10% of all of its applicable purchases of goods and services with DBE businesses.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal

In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in Title 49 Part 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the City of Arlington/Handitran hereby notifies the public that it has adopted the following Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for applicable professional services and other procurement contracts during Federal Fiscal Years 2014-2016 which begins October 1, 2013 and ends September 30, 2016.

Information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was determined is available for public inspection during the City of Arlington/Handitran's normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Handitran office, 1101 W. Main St., Arlington, Texas 76013. The proposed overall DBE goal will be available for inspection for 30 days following the date of this notice at the above address. Written comments on the DBE goal will be accepted from the public for 45 days following the date of this notice. Comments may be directed to: Bob Johnson, DBE Administrator, at, at the above address, or to the Federal Transit Administration - Region VI, Civil Rights Office, 819 Taylor Street Room 8A36, Fort Worth, TX 76102.