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Transportation Department proposes improvements to disadvantaged business program regulations

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced it would be modernizing the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession DBE (ACDBE) program regulations.

Part of the federal government’s commitment to advancing equity and ensuring access to contracting opportunities, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the programs would seek to prevent discrimination and remedy continuing effects of past discrimination against small businesses owned and controlled by disadvantaged individuals.

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