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HDOT News Release: HDOT seeking input on goals for award of contracts to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Posted on Jun 26, 2019 in Latest Department News

Public comments will be gathered online and at meetings on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island.

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is seeking comments on the award of contracts to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). DBEs are for-profit small businesses whose primary owner and management are considered socially and economically disadvantaged. Federal funding requirements call for state and local transportation agencies to create goals for the participation of disadvantaged entrepreneurs in federal-aid contracts.

As part of the DBE goal setting process, HDOT has conducted a Draft Availability Study, which provides information about HDOT’s overall DBE participation goals over a three-year period (FFY 2020 through FFY 2022). To view the draft study and learn more about HDOT’s DBE program, visit

Public meetings are currently scheduled for the following dates and times:


  • Tuesday, July 9, 9-11 a.m.
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Interisland Terminal, 7th Floor Conference Room, 400 Rodgers Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819



  • Wednesday, July 10, 9-11 a.m.
  • Highways Division Maui District Office, 650 Palapala Drive, Kahului, HI 96732



  • Thursday, July 11, 9-11 a.m.
  • Highways Division Kauai District Office, 1720 Haleukana Street, Lihue, HI 96766



  • Friday, July 12, 9-11 a.m.
  • Highways Division Hawaii District Office, 50 Makaala Street, Hilo, HI 96720

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Curtis Motoyama, DBE Program Supervisor, at (808) 831-7931 or [email protected] as soon as possible. Please make requests as early as possible to allow adequate time to fulfill your request. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

Public comment on HDOT’s proposed DBE participation goals for federal fiscal year 2020, 2021, and 2022 will be gathered at the meetings referenced above. Comments can also be made online through July 26, 2019 via or email to [email protected]

The draft study and other documents related to HDOT’s proposed DBE goals will also be made available during business hours (7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) at the HDOT Office of Civil Rights. The address for this office is: 200 Rodgers Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819.