2022 Transporter Newsletter Quarter 3

2022 Transporter Newsletter Quarter 3

DBE Announcement

New DBEs

Welcome new DBEs!

• Anderson Technical Solutions, LLC
• OMG It’s Gluten Free, LLC
• Central Environmental, Inc.
• International Data Systems, LLC
• Teya Support Services, LLC                • Western Reserve Technology, LTD                 


Still have questions on submitting certified payroll?

AASHTOWare is holding virtual Q&A sessions for Contractors every Monday from 9:00a-10:00a. Link to Zoom Meeting. 

Alaska SBDC

Are you running a small business?

The Alaska SBDC is a statewide program funded by the US Small Business Administration and the State of Alaska. In general, SBDC helps small businesses grow via its expanding online resources and business management expertise. 

The Alaska SBDC offers three fundamental areas that cover the needs of startups and established businesses:

One-on-one Advising: We offer no-cost, confidential, one-on-one business coaching. Our advisors assist with pre-launch, growth, recovery, buying & selling, funding assistance, and more.

Workshops: We provide free and low-cost business workshops, both as on-demand self-service videos and via live webinars.

Tools: Explore our collection of free documents, spreadsheets and templates that our advisors use on a regular basis.

How to Register for Service

To set up an initial appointment with a Business Advisor, you must first register on our portal. Go to www.aksbdc.org > “Getting Started” > “Sign Up Now”. Your client registration will be sent to the nearest Alaska SBDC for review and your Advisor will be in touch within a few business days to schedule an appointment. Advisors work to meet busy entrepreneurial schedules by working via phone calls, email, and teleconference.

DBE 50% Reimbursement

The DBE 50% Reimbursement Program Provides 50% of the cost you paid for work related expenses. Up to $2,500 can be reimbursed annually per DBE. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis and are date stamped by the CRO. Applications are available via our website:
50% Reimbursement Program Instructions
2022 DBE 50% Reimbursement Program Application

Reminder: Application approval is at the sole discretion of Alaska DOT&PF CRO DBE Business Development Office. Submit application to Zhenia C. Peterson at zhenia.peterson@alaska.gov.

We'll see you soon!

OJT Training Announcements

Alaska Works Partnership, Inc. is hosting Free Hands-On Training for the following professions. 

Alaska Works Partnership, Inc

Heavy Equipment Operating:
• July 11-15
• July 18-22
• July 25-29

Heavy & Light Duty Mechanics:
• July 18-22

Welding Fabrication:
• July 18-22

Register: https://constructionacademy.formstack.com/forms/awpfy22

OJT Reimbursement Program

The OJT 50% Reimbursement Form will cover materials for work related expenses for up to $1,000. This can include clothing and safety gear, child care, trainings and any other materials purchased for work. Apprentices and trainees can be reimbursed annually but have to be working on a project. 

Reminder: Application approval is at the sole discretion of Alaska DOT&PF CRO DBE Business Development Office. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis and are date stamped by the CRO. Submit application to Zhenia C. Peterson at zhenia.peterson@alaska.gov.

Contact our office!

Title IV Update

Title VI

There is good news for the Civil Rights Office for Fiscal Year 2023!

First, the CRO will be creating a Title VI training video for employees statewide. This video will help departments include training during their onboarding.

Other news for the Title VI and ADA program is looking at new technologies for ADA compliance that may be possible through Citian's ADAPT. Citian's ADAPT (Accessibility Design, Assessment, and Planning Tool) software is the world's most powerful ADA planning suite.

It will help achieve full ADA compliance in our jurisdiction with real-time, accurate data, automatic prioritization and cost estimates for asset upgrades, and customizable business intelligence tools to meet our query and reporting needs.

Happy Pride Month! 

Happy Pride

Pride Month is observed each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. Celebrations include parades, picnics, parties, workshops, and more.

Throughout Pride Month, we recognize the impact that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

To learn more, check out this resource: LGBTQ Rights Timeline in American History

Summer is officially here! 

Hello Summer

Go outside and enjoy the endless Alaskan summer activities but don't forget your sunblock.

Safety Moment

Alaska Driving Tips

It's summer time in Alaska and we know what that means. Motorcycles, RVs, trains, construction, pedestrians, bicyclists and so much more! Before you hook up that new boat or camper, or hit the road with your family or friends in your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips.

Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown - or worse yet, a highway crash - later.

Alaska Energy Authority

The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is working to develop an Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plan as required by the Infrastructure Development and Jobs Act's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program. 

Through the NEVI program, Alaska will receive more than 50 million in federal funding over five years for EV fast-charging across Alaska. 

If you are an interested site
host or would like to provide
suggestions/comments on
the EV Implementation Plan,
respond to our RFI here
or scan the QR code.

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Celebrate Made in USA Day on July 2nd by supporting Buy Alaska. 

Buy Alaska

Want to support Alaskan businesses? Check out Buy Alaska an initiative aimed to amplify Alaska businesses through connection, awareness, and improved access to resources