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Is this firm required to submit a new DBE goal to the FTA for each fiscal year, or is the FY 2007 goal sufficient for this bid submittal in 2008? How often are Transit Vehicle Manufacturers required to submit their DBE goals to the FTA?
A. The TVM must have an approved DBE program and goal on file with the HQ office of the FTA Office of Civil Rights. The TVM DBE program is a one-time submission and does not need to be updated annually. The regulatory provision is found at 49 CFR 26.49. The TVM DBE goal methodology submission must be done each fiscal year, and a listing of all TVMs who are in compliance with DOT's DBE requirements are on FTA's Website. We suggest that you look up the Transit Vehicle Manufacturers on the FTA Website before approving the bid to ensure their DBE program and goal are in compliance with the regulation. (Revised: May 2010)
A. If you are a transit vehicle manufacturer, you must establish and submit for FTA's approval an annual overall percentage goal. In setting your overall goal, you should be guided, to the extent applicable, by the principles underlying 49 CFR Part 26.45. See 49 CFR Part 26.49(b).
If you have any additional questions regarding the TVM certification process, please email Cynthia Phifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (202)366-0816. (Posted: December 2009)
A. To be placed on FTA's list of Transit Vehicle Manufacturers whose DBE goals have been approved by FTA, please contact Cynthia Phifer in FTA's Office of Civil Rights at 202-366-4018. (Posted: May 2010)
A. 49 CFR §26.49 requires grantees to obtain a certification from each transit vehicle manufacturer that desires to bid or propose upon a DOT-assisted transit vehicle procurement that it has complied with the requirements of 49 CFR §26.49. A non-vehicle manufacturer cannot furnish the certification as it cannot comply with 49 CFR §26.49. (Posted: January, 2012)