Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)

Nashua Transit System (NTS) is committed to the effective implementation of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Program as defined in Title 49 Part 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations entitled "Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Programs".

What is the DBE Program?


The primary goal of the DBE program is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.

The DBE program was created to:


  • Ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of federally assisted contracts
  • Create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete for federally assisted contracts
  • Help remove barriers that affect participation of DBEs in federally assisted contracts; and
  • Assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE program

Nashua Transit's DBE Goals


FY 2016-2018

NTS hereby announces that its DBE goal for the Federal Fiscal Years 2016 - 2018, commencing October 1, 2016 and ending September 30, 2018, is as follows: 

    • DBE Goal  (Fiscal Year 2016- 2018)  
FY 2019-2021
NTS hereby announces that its DBE goal for the Federal Fiscal Years 2019 - 2021, commencing October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2021, is as follows:


Policy Statement


For more information, please see the entire Policy Statement (PDF).