DBE Plans and Goals


The program goals for DBE participation covers three modal administrations:

  • Highways
  • Transit
  • Airports

The three modal DBE goals contain component goals, as well as how the goals will be met by race-conscious (meaning assigned goal) and/or by race-neutral (meaning voluntary efforts).

The detailed goal information, breakdowns and rationale will be available for inspection and upon request (see contact information below).

2020 - 2022 Proposed Transit DBE Goal

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 26, announces its (3) three-year transit DBE goal of 1.85% for the period beginning October 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2022.

The goal is for DBE participation on contracts assisted by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded by WisDOT and its subrecipients.

The proposed goal and its rationale are available for public review, inspection and comment during normal business hours until Thursday, July 25, 2019.  The final FFY 2020-2022 WisDOT transit DBE goal will be submitted to the Federal Transit Administration by August 1, 2019.

Comments should be sent to:
Katie Patterson, Compliance Manager (Team Lead)
WI Department of Transportation
4822 Madison Yards Way, 6th Floor South
Madison, WI  53705
Tel: (608)264-7335

Public Notice on Federal Highway Authority (FHWA) DBE Goal for FFY 2018 - 2020

This memorandum communicates the department’s preliminary calculations report outlining the proposed Triennial Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation Goal for Wisconsin Department of Transportation contracts funded with federal dollars to be executed in federal fiscal years 2018, 2019 and 2020.  This DBE Goal Proposal is presented to the public for review, comment and the addition of evidence or data documenting the ongoing effects of discrimination in Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s contracting environment.

This DBE Goal percentage is calculated to reflect the relative availability of Wisconsin’s DBE certified firms and DBE certification-eligible firms who specialize in transportation-related work types.

WisDOT’s projected DBE goal calculation is 12.32% for October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2020.

We strongly encourage you to review our proposal and submit any evidence of ongoing discrimination in Wisconsin Department of Transportation contract administration activities during this public review period.
According to the USDOT’s guidance on DBE program implementation, WisDOT must provide opportunity for your feedback and evidence which may include:

  • Comments on this report, methodology, proposed goals, and WisDOT’s contracting practices
  • Documentation of the effects of discrimination in financial markets
  • Any data relevant to DBEs’ ability or opportunity to participate on contracts

If you have evidence that we should include with this report, please submit it by email or postal mail before July 14, 2017, to:

Michele Carter, DBE Program Chief
DBE Support Service Office
6150 W. Fond Du Lac Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53218
Phone: (414) 438-4587

Additionally, this memorandum will be shared with the public using the following resources:

  1. In person presentation to the Ethnically Diverse  Business Council on June 8, 2017, in Milwaukee Wis.;
  2. Phone conference “question and answer” with the Inter Tribal Transportation Task Force  at their June 13 meeting in Danbury, Wis.
  3. Email to representative business stakeholders listed in this report
  4. Email to DBE certified firms in the Wisconsin UCP DBE directory.

Annual DBE Goal Draft presentation

Annual DBE Goal Draft presentation (Video)

Notice, Program funding, Opportunities and Previous Triennial DBE Participation Goals

DBE Goal Public Notice Bureau of Aeronautics for FFY 2017-19

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 26, hereby announces its three year aviation FFY 2017-2019 goal of 6.04% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction projects. The goal is for DBE participation on contracts assisted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The proposed goals and rationale is available for public inspection at its Hill Farms State Office Bldg., Bureau of Aeronautics between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for 30 days following the publication of this notice. 

DBE Goal Public Notice for FFY 2017-19
Written comments pertaining to this goal should be sent to the attention of:

Shannon Clary
WisDOT – Aeronautics Equal Rights Officer
4802 Sheboygan Ave, Rm 701
Madison, WI 53707-7914
Tel: (608) 264-7607
Fax: (608) 267-6748

Questions, or for more information contact:

Rosalind Roberson, (414) 438-2154, or
Suki Han, (608) 267-3849