Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners has established an overall race-neutral goal of 0.23% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation on USDOT Federal Transit Administration federally-assisted programs for Federal Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, 2020.

The proposed goal was established in accordance with regulations of the US Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26, as amended. The proposed goal and its rationale are available for inspection during normal business hours at the Emerald Coast Rider office located at 600 Transit Way, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.

Comments may be directed to county Transit Staff at the above address or emailed to rberkstresser@co.okaloosa.fl.us. The DBE Goal is available for inspection for 30 days after this publication. All comments will be considered with respect to the Goal. Public comments will be accepted until August 7th, 2017 after which time the DBE Goal will become final and submitted to FTA for approval.