Georgia DOT`s State Supported Funding Program has opened a business resource Help Center to help disadvantaged and registered small businesses experienced in identifying and responding to business opportunities funded by the Transportation Funding Act 2015. These include a delay in routine national maintenance projects, such as crack waterproofing; pothole repair repairing concrete slabs Drainage work Traffic lanes Repairing safety slides Legal track compensation; Vegetation maintenance cutting trees; mowing; Picking up the throws, and more. These routine maintenance activities provide DBEs and small and medium-sized enterprises – who may not yet have collaborated with Georgia DOT – the opportunity to establish themselves as qualified contractors to apply for projects. To learn more about the DGOT State Support Program, see gdotstateprojects.com/ 23. May – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Georgia DOT – Thomaston District Office 115 Transport Blvd – Auditorium A, Thomaston, GA 30286 The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) last week laid the foundation for a $500 million highway project near Macon, GA, according to Equipment World. Interested parties are invited to participate in DBEgoal@dot.ga.gov or to make written submissions by the closing date of July 16, 2012. GDOT`s DBE program aims to increase the participation of minority and female businesses in contracts through the National Transportation Agency, in accordance with the federal requirements of the DBE. May 24 – 10am – 12pm – Chatham County/Savannah Metropolitan Commission 110 East State Street, Savannah, GA 31412 For more information, please contact the Georgian Equal Opportunity Office at 404-631-1972.

In order to minimise the negative effects on transport, the project will be implemented in seven phases, the first of which is planned for the summer of 2018. GDOT has contracts for the first four phases for a total of $268.8 million. The Support Services Advisor of the Georgian Department of Transportation, MH Miles Company CPA, PC, is hosting a national “Blueprint for Success” conference on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The meeting will take place from 10 a..m m. to 12 p.m. until Friday, June 15 at the department`s general office on 600 West Peachtree Street, NW. GDOT asked for advice on the draft study and its conclusions. Comments on the disparity study can be submitted by filling out the public comment form (.pdf, 143K) or by email to disparitystudy@dot.ga.gov. The Interstate 16/Interstate 75 point improvement project will separate local traffic from transit traffic, which GDOT officials say would reduce the number of accidents. The improvements also aim to reduce overall congestion, improve access to downtown Macon and improve travel conditions between the Port of Savannah and Atlanta. In particular, the Disparity Study of GDOT 2012 analyzes GDOT`s DBE program on the participation of minority companies (MBE) /Women-Owned (WBE) and disadvantaged enterprises (DBE) in GDOT construction and engineering contracts from 2009 to June 2011. In addition, a public position is requested in three public forums organized throughout the state.

Details are shown below. Licensed small businesses wishing to continue business with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) now have a resource specifically designed to do so. The event will take place at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road, Decatur, GA 30329. An overview of the disparity study was presented to GDOT on April 18, 2012 and a copy of this presentation can be found at: www.dot.ga.gov/doingbusiness/dbePrograms/Documents/Presentations/DisparityStudy-BoardPresentation.pdf. The purpose of this public consultation meeting is to gather information on the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged enterprises, the effects of discrimination on the possibilities offered to the DBE and the Department`s efforts to ensure a level playing field for DBE companies` participation in the Department`s contracts and projects.