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Posted on: February 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] The draft PACTS Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plan is open for public comment

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with USDOT regulation 49 CFR Part 26, the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) has established a DBE Program for disadvantaged business participation in projects funded in whole or in part with Federal Transit Administration funds including consulting, supplies, manufacturing, and service contracts. The draft DBE plan and the overall goal were developed with input from the PACTS Executive Committee, the Maine Department of Transportation, and Federal Highway Administration. 

 For FFY 2020-2023 (October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2023) PACTS has established an annual DBE participation goal of 1.53% to be achieved through race/gender neutral means. Contractors/providers should examine each element of work on Federally Funded projects for DBE subcontracting or sub-consulting opportunities. 

 Click here to review the PACTS DBE Plan

 To request a printed copy by mail, email or call 207-774-9891

 PACTS will accept comments on the goal through the close of business on March 24th, 2021.  Comments should be addressed to DBE Liaison Officer (Transportation Director). Comments can be provided:

By Mail

Greater Portland Council of Governments 

970 Baxter Boulevard, Suite 201 

Portland, ME 04103 

Attention: DBE Liaison Officer

By Telephone


By Fax


By Email


If you or someone you know needs to review the plan in a language other than English, please email and include in the subject line: I need [SPECIFY LANGUAGE] interpreting for PACTS DBE Plan.”



إذا كنت بحاجة إلى مراجعة الخطة باللغة العربية ، أرسل بريدًا إلكترونيًا إلى _info@gpcog.org_ وقم بتضمينها

سطر الموضوع:I need Arabic interpreting for PACTS DBE Plan.


Se precisar revisar o plano em português, mande um email para

 e coloque a frase: I need Portuguese interpreting for PACTS DBE Plan.”



Haddii aad jeceshahay inaad dib u eegto qorshaha oo af-Soomaali ah, fadlan emayl ugu soo dir qadka mawduuca:I need Somali interpreting for PACTS DBE Plan.



Si necesita revisar el plan en español, envíe un correo electrónico a y en la línea del asunto incluya: I need Spanish interpreting for PACTS DBE Plan.



Si vous avez besoin de reviser le plan en Français, envoyez un e-mail à et incluez dans la ligne d'objet: I need French interpreting for PACTS DBE Plan.


Comments may also be sent directly to the Federal Transit Administration by contacting:


            Ms. Margaret Griffin

            Civil Rights Officer, Region I

            Federal Transit Administration

            55 Broadway, Suite 904

            Cambridge, MA 02142

            Tel: (617) 494-2397



Read the draft plan
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