ARTBA Summary: Final U.S. DOT DBE Rule Revisions

After a 21-month rulemaking process, on April 9th, the U.S Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) published numerous revisions to the rule implementing the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The revised rule takes effect May 9.

MITA participated on ARTBA’s DBE Program Policy Task Force to review and comment on the Department’s proposed changes. Click here for ARTBA’s summary of the final rule for your information, including links to material posted by U.S. DOT, and a “redline” illustrating changes to an important section on DBE suppliers. The rulemaking was expansive, addressing over 40 subject areas, with the final rule and narrative running 81 pages in the Federal Register.

MITA has reached out to MDOT to discuss how any of the changes may impact their current program and we will work closely with MDOT as the changes are formalized and implemented.

MITA will keep the membership informed as the MDOT DBE Program evolves in response to the newly enacted rules.

If you have any questions, please contact any member of the MITA engineering team:
Rachelle VanDeventer |
Glenn Bukoski |
Jeremiah Leyba |
They can also be reached by phone at the MITA office: 517-347-8336.