Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal


In keeping with the requirements of 49 C.F.R. Part 26 (Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Programs), an overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal has been developed for DBE participation in DOT‐assisted contracting by the City of Santa Rosa Transit Division during Fiscal Year 2020 through Fiscal Year 2022.

The City of Santa Rosa Transit Division receives funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of U.S. Department of Transportation. The City of Santa Rosa Transit Division's overall DBE goal for 2020-2022 is 9.97% of the federal financial assistance we will expend in FTA‐assisted contracts, exclusive of FTA funds to be used for the purchase of transit vehicles.


Santa Rosa CityBus is developing our DBE Goal for the coming period (Fiscal years 2023-2025), see document here. We are seeking feedback, comments and concerns about the effectiveness of our Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for the Fiscal year 2020-2022, and our draft goal for 2023-2025 in order to improve on our efforts to level the playing field for the participation of DBEs. This effort is in keeping with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 26 (Participation by Disadvantage Business Enterprises in the US Dept. of Transportation Programs), for DBE participation in DOT assisted contracting by the City of Santa Rosa Transit Division.

The City of Santa Rosa’s Transit Division is part of the Business Outreach Committee (BOC), a consortium of Bay Area transit and transportation agencies working together to assist Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Small Business Enterprises (SBEs).

The City of Santa Rosa presented our DBE 2023-2025 draft goal along with other agencies on the Business Outreach Committee (BOC) on April 11 and received feedback and comments!  See the recording at https://www.goldengate.org/district/doing-business/business-outreach-committee/.

We welcome you to join us for the second Public Participation meeting on April 26th to discuss with BOC member agencies their projected overall triennial DBE goals. You may register here to participate:https://goldengate.webex.com/goldengate/j.php?RGID=rea51767f265e8a3bd7f6a802f6ef4b13.

We encourage participation in the above event or submit comments to:

City of Santa Rosa
C/O: Brandalyn Tramel, DBE Liaison Officer
[email protected]

Or to our Regional Federal Office at:
Federal Transit Administration, Region 9
C/O: Civil Rights Officer
San Francisco Federal Building
90 7th Street Suite 15-300


This goal identifies the relative availability of DBEs based on evidence of ready, willing, and able DBEs in relationship to all comparable businesses which are known to be available to compete in the Transit Division's FTA‐assisted contracts.

The overall DBE goal reflects staff's determination of the level of DBE participation which would be expected absent the effects of discrimination. A discussion of the methodology for developing the goal can be found in the next section.

Doing Business with the City of Santa Rosa

Visit our Purchase Department webpage to find more information about doing business with the City of Santa Rosa or to see current bids and proposals.

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