On September 6, 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which proposed various modifications to its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program.
The U.S. DOT DBE program affects public contractors in Pennsylvania working on Federal-aid highway, Federal Transit Administration, or Federal Aviation Administration funded projects. This would include, for example, PennDOT, airport, Phila. Streets Department, and SEPTA projects. The Associated General Contractors of America has prepared a summary of the significant proposed changes in the NPRM – it can be found here.