The United States Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program seeks to ensure non-discrimination in the award and administration of USDOT-assisted contracts in the Department's highway, transit, and airport financial assistance programs and to create a level playing field on which DBE can compete fairly for USDOT-assisted contracts.

As a recipient of financial assistance through the USDOT Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the City of Las Cruces is committed to the DBEprogram and encourages DBE participation when RoadRUNNER Transit contracting opportunities are announced.

The City of Las Cruces' (City) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program was created to provide a level playing field for small minority- and women-owned companies wanting to do business with the City on projects funded wholly or in part by various U.S. Department of Transportation agencies.

Public Notice: 2024-2026 DBE Goal for FTA

Notice is hereby given that the City of Las Cruces/RoadRUNNER Transit has established an overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for 2024-2026 of 0.0% for applicable contracts using funding assistance from the Federal Transit Administrations (FTA).  Information pertaining the proposed goal and a description of the methodology is available for inspection at the Mesilla Valley intermodal Transit Terminal, 300 W. Lohman, Las Cruces NM, during regular business hours as of December 5, 2023, for 30 days.  The methodology is also available as a PDF document by clicking here.  

Written comments on this goal will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this notice, or through January 19, 2024, and can be addressed to the City of Las Cruces, Attn: Michael Bartholomew, Transit Administrator, PO Box 20000 Las Cruces NM 88004, or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Region VI, 819 Taylor Street, Room 14A02, Ft. Worth, TX 76102.  Comments can also be emailed to roadrunner@lascruces.gov.

Two consultation meetings on the DBE goal have been scheduled to allow vendors an opportunity to learn about the goal and provide comments:

  •  Wednesday December 13, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday December 14, 2023, at 3:00 p.m.

Both meetings will be held Room 203 in the Mesilla Valley Intermodal Transit Terminal located at 300 W Lohman, Las Cruces NM