2022 Transporter Newsletter Quarter 4

2022 Transporter Newsletter - Quarter 4
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Welcome new Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE's) Firms!

  • Tumet Industries, LLC
  • Teya Services, LLC
  • Elite Professionals, LLC
  • IMEX Cargo, LLC
  • Alaska Concrete Sawing, Inc.
  • Bold Cape Information Technologies, LLC
  • Kodiak, LLC
  • Interactive Voice Applications, Inc.


Annual No Change Declaration Form

Due date: Every year on the anniversary of your DBE approved date. See form here

Current Business Information  

Due date: 30 days after changes are made.

Have you made any changes to your business? Changes can include but not limited to:

  • Address changes 
  • Change to business contacts 
  • Any business changes

Fill out this form for any changes. 

50% DBE Reimbursement 

Due date: You can submit anytime between 10/01/2022 to 09/30/2023. See form here

Upcoming Events for DBE

This webinar will discuss the certification eligibility requirements and application processes for the federal, state and commercial programs. Register here

DBE Events

More information to come! 

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Mission: The objective of the Civil Rights On-The-Job (OJT) Program is to raise the awareness and increase women and minorities working in the trades. Learn more here

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week 

Anchorage: Tuesday, November 15 from 8:00a to 5:00p. This is an in-person event. 

Location: 161 Klevin St. Anchorage, AK 99508.

Contact: nicole@alaskaworks.org  

Fairbanks: Thursday, November 17 from 10:00a to 4:00p. This is an in-person event. 

Location: 3850 Cartwright Court, Building A. Fairbanks, AK 99709  

Contact: jessica@alaskaworks.org 

DBE/ACDBE Announcements

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the DBE and ACDBE Program Regulations. 

This rulemaking would strengthen implementation of the Department of Transportation's (Department or DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program regulations.

The NPRM would:

  • Update personal net worth and program size thresholds for inflation;
  • Modernizes rules for counting of material suppliers;
  • Incorporate procedural flexibilities enacted during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic;
  • Add new program elements to foster greater usage of DBEs and ACDBEs with concurrent, proactive monitoring and oversight;
  • Update certification provisions with less prescriptive rules that give certifiers flexibility when determining eligibility;
  • And make technical corrections that have led to substantive misinterpretations of the rules by recipients, program applicants, and participants.

Submit comments by October 31st, 2022.


Biden-Harris Administration Announces Groundbreaking Partnerships to Connect Small and Disadvantaged Businesses to Infrastructure Programs 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the USDOT Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and the US Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) announced partnerships to help small and disadvantaged businesses access the resources they need to succeed. These partnerships will support the Biden Administration’s whole-of-government efforts to support American businesses.

Read more here.

Updated Language

Updated Language to FHWA 1273

Objective: Updates language for Contractors and Subcontractors. 

New changes to the 1273 Form pertain to sections:

  • II. Nondiscrimination
  • III. Nonsegregated Facilities.

These changes include replacing the term "sex" with "sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity" as required by the revisions of 41 CFR 60-1. 

Read more here

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. Read more here

Alaska Moves 2050

DOT&PF Seeks Alaskans' Input for Strong & Safe Transportation Infrastructure

The public can weigh in on long-range transportation plans with Alaska Moves 2050, the Long-Range Transportation and Freight Plan.

Alaska Moves 2050 provides the long-term vision, policies, and decision-making framework that will guide the development of Alaska’s transportation system over the coming years, as well as maintain and improve the freight transportation system.

Comments due by October 31, 2022.