Caltrans invites comments on disparity study

Caltrans has announced the release of its 2021 Disparity Study report and proposed overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, or DBE, goal and methodology for federal fiscal years 2022 to 2024.

Documentation is now available for review on the Office of Civil Rights website.

The Caltrans 2021 Disparity Study analyzed potential DBE availability and utilization in its Federal Highway Administration-funded contracts.

Based on study results, Caltrans proposed overall DBE goal for federal fiscal years 2022 to 2024 is 22.2%.

Caltrans is hosting a series of virtual public comment meetings through Sept. 1 to provide a forum for interested parties to provide feedback regarding the proposed overall DBE goal and methodology.

Caltrans will incorporate comments into its overall DBE goal and methodology submission; they may also be used to improve the effectiveness of the Caltrans’ DBE program.

Please visit to register. If you are unable to attend a virtual public comment forum, you may submit written comments no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; fax, 916-324-1949; or mail, Caltrans Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Disparity Study, 1823 14th St., Sacramento, CA 95811.