Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Transportation Research Board

Proposed and Selected Synthesis Topics

Propose New Topics for the 2014 TCRP Syntheses
Submissions are due by March 14, 2014

To find out more about submitting a NCHRP Synthesis Topic
visit http://www.trb.org/SynthesisPrograms/Suggest.aspx

Recently Released Research

Recent Case Law citations (Keith Wiener (Holland and Knight at 2016 Mid-year meeting)
1. Mountain West Holding Co., Inc. v. The State of Montana, Montana DOT, et al. 2014 WL 6686734 (D. Mont. Nov. 26, 2014) appeal pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Docket Nos. 14-36097 and 15-35003.
2. Dunnet Bay Construction Company v. Borggren, Illinois DOT, et al., 799 F.3d 676, 2015 WL 4934560 (7th Cir. August 19, 2015), Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court (January 2016), Docket No. 15-906.
3. Midwest Fence Corporation v. United States DOT and Federal Highway Administration, the Illinois DOT, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, et al., 84 F. Supp. 3d 705, 2015 WL 1396376 (N.D. Ill, March 24, 2015), appeal pending in U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Docket No. 15-1827.
4. Kossman Contracting Co., Inc. v. City of Houston, 2016 WL 1104363 (S.D. Tex. March 22, 2016).
5. Rothe Development, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Defense and Small Business Administration, 107 F. Supp. 3d 183, 2015 WL 3536271 (D.D.C. June 5, 2015), appeal pending in the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Docket Number 15-5176.
6. Fisher v. University of Texas, et al., 2016 WL 3434399, __ S. Ct. __ (June 23, 2016).

Results from the Responsiveness and Responsibility Survey distributed in August:
Survey Results (pdf)
Survey Results as table (pdf)

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact:

Jackie Bayne
DMWBE Contract Compliance Officer
WSDOT, Office of Equal Opportunity
360 705-7084

TRB-DBE National DBE Program Manager Survey Fall 2008 (pdf)

TRB-DBE National DBE Program Manager Survey Fall 2009 (PowerPoint)


TRB Call for Papers - DBE Committee

For more information on DBE Committee Call for Papers request and other TRB committees Call for Papers go to the link below.

Papers will be considered for publication and presentation at the TRB Annual Meeting.
The call is posted online:
A Survey of State Practices for Protecting Transportation Agencies Against Construction and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Fraud Including Use of Contractor Suspension and Debarment Procedures

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