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The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration’s (MDOT MTA) Purple Line Project (Project) DBE Program is committed to supporting MDOT certified DBEs to perform meaningful services in the design and construction phases along the project alignment. As the Project continues to progress, so have the significant contributions of participating DBE subcontractors.

Federally Eligible Payments

The project tracks payments towards the US Department of Transportation’s disadvantaged, minority, women, small, and disabled-owned business. The table below shows commitments and payments that meet federally eligible criteria, learn more here: 49 CFR 26.55 How is DBE participation counted toward goals?

Design Phase
DBE Goal (%) DBE Commitments* ($) DBE Commitment (%) Payments Counted Towards Goal* DBE Goal Achieved (%)
26% $45,722,614.94 26.33% $51,101,984.32 29.43%
Construction Phase
DBE Goal (%) DBE Commitments* ($) DBE Commitment (%) Payments Counted Towards Goal* DBE Goal Achieved (%)
22% $518,210,111.38 14.45% $307,099,859.81 8.56%

*Figures represent the most recent data available through March 2024 and were prepared for web publishing May 2024.

DBE Impact in Numbers (All Payments)

The following figures highlight DBE performance and participation measures on the Purple Line Project, represent the most recent data available through March 2024, and were prepared for web publishing May 2024. Click any of the below charts to view an enlarged version.

Disadvantage Business Enterprise Participation by Maryland County (Design)

DBE Participation by MD County (Design)

Disadvantage Business Enterprise Participation by Maryland County (Construction)

DBE Participation by MD County (Construction)

Disadvantage Business Enterprise Participation Commitments by Ethnicity (Design)

DBE Commitments by Ethnicity (Design)

Disadvantage Business Enterprise Participation Commitments by Ethnicity (Construction)

DBE Commitments by Ethnicity  (Construction)

Disadvantage Business Enterprise Participation by Month

DBE Participation by Month

DBE Participants

Since 2016, the contributions of DBE subcontractors have been instrumental in advancing the ongoing development of the Project's alignment. To date, we are proud to acknowledge that over 195 DBEs have actively contributed to the progress of the Purple Line Project with design and construction services. We value and appreciate the collaborative efforts that contribute to the success of the Purple Line Project and remain committed to furthering our partnership with DBEs in this endeavor.