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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Joe Fiordaliso
609-530-4280

RELEASE: August 23, 2004


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 twelve percent   (12%) for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation on federally-assisted highway projects for Federal Fiscal Year 2005 (commencing October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2005).     The NJDOT further proposes that it will attain nine and seven-tenths percent (9.7%) of the DBE goal through race and gender-neutral means, and two and three-tenths percent (2.3%) 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 principal office 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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