Transportation Cabinet seeking public input on highway improvement projects

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking public input on proposed goals for increasing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise involvement in highway projects.

The KYTC Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development is preparing an annual, overall DBE participation goal for the 2017 federal fiscal year which begins October 1.

Under U.S. Department of Transportation rules, the new goal would be in effect for three years.

The public forums offer a venue to collaborate on issues and concerns involving highway projects and proposed Cabinet goals.

The Cabinet wants to ensure that disadvantaged businesses are represented fairly in the project award process.

The Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Development will host forums during June in each of the cabinet’s 12 highway districts to explain the proposed goals and how they were established.

Written comments will be accepted and can be submitted online through the website or through the mail, and the public forum for our area is set for 10:00 am on June 2 at KYTC District 1 headquarters at 5501 Kentucky Dam Road in Paducah.