Oregon Department of Transportation and Montana Department of Transportation refine their operation of the Federal DBE Program based on Keen Independent disparity studies

Oregon - Montana Federal DBE Disparity Study

The Oregon Department of Transportation now allows all DBE groups to participate in its DBE contract goals program based on the 2016 Keen Independent Availability and Disparity Study for ODOT. The Federal Highway Administration approved this change in spring 2016. ODOT also adopted the overall goal for DBE participation determined in Keen Independent’s study.


The Montana Department of Transportation also adopted an overall DBE goal for FHWA-funded contracts based on Keen Independent’s Availability and Disparity for MDT.