The N.C. Department of Transportation strives to promote equity and fairness in state and federal transportation contracting.
The N.C. Department of Transportation under North Carolina G.S. 136-28.4 is required to conduct a disparity study at least every five years.
NCDOT’s Office of Civil Rights contracted Griffin & Strong, P.C., a law and public policy consulting firm to conduct the independent disparity study in 2018. The firm expanded the scope of the contracts the study is required to examine.
The study focused on the availability and use of disadvantaged, minority-owned and women-owned businesses in state transportation contracts. The firm studied contracts covering a wide range of transportation infrastructure, including highways, bridges, rail, ferry, aviation and public transit.
Read the Study
What to Expect Next
The NCDOT will host community events statewide to discuss the findings and recommendations from the study, which provides a roadmap on how to improve the effectiveness of disadvantaged business enterprise programs. These events will allow people to ask questions and share their ideas about the study.
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