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DOT Proposes changes to ACDBE and DBE Programs


Under the Biden Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation has prioritized efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the transportation sector, including in the airport industry. On July 21, 2022, the Department took a significant step toward that goal by issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding two related programs: the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program and the Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program, administered by the FAA. Kaplan Kirsch and Rockwell has prepared a summary of some of the most significant proposals in the NPRM, available here.

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