Calculating the Race/Gender-Neutral and Race/Gender-Conscious Split

September 2, 2008

In order to calculate the portion of the goal that will be achieved through race neutral means NJDOT calculated the average past percentage of the goal that was achieved through race neutral means from 2004 through 2007. NJDOT’s past race neutral participation from 2004 through 2007 has been 14.55%, 9.9%, 8.6% and 8.67%. The average past participation is 10.43%. Therefore, NJDOT projects that 10.4% of its overall DBE goal can be achieved through race and gender neutral means or methods and 5.3% of the overall DBE goal can be achieved through race and gender conscious means or methods.


The DBE Goal for Federal Fiscal Year 2009

September 2, 2008

Based on the methodology described in this website, NJDOT has determined its annual DBE goal for Federal Fiscal Year 2009 as 15.7% of the total federal financial assistance the NJDOT will expend on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) contracts.


Adjusting the Step One Base Figure based on data on employment, self-employment, education and training, union apprenticeship programs

September 2, 2008

NJDOT is not aware of any data on employment, self-employment, education and training, union apprenticeship programs that would be relevant to the goal setting process. Therefore, this data was not considered in adjusting the Step one Base Figure.


Adjusting the Step One Base Figure based on evidence from Disparity Studies

September 2, 2008

NJDOT is not aware of any disparity studies that would be relevant to the goal setting process. Therefore, such studies were not considered in adjusting the Step one Base Figure.