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Disadvantaged Businesses

The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations at 49 CFR Part 26, has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Participation Goal for Federal Fiscal Year 2024-2026. Click here to view the full report.

The Capital Area Transportation Authority participates in the Michigan Unified Certification Program for DBE vendors. The following agencies are Certification Agencies for DBE vendors and certification by any one of them will be recognized by ALL transit systems in the State of Michigan. To request DBE certification information, contact any one of the following:

Michigan Department of Transportation
425 W. Ottawa, P. O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909
Lisa S. Thompson, Administrator
Office of Business Development
(517) 373-2377
(517) 335-0945 (fax)

Wayne County Human Relations Division
500 Griswold, 6th Floor
Detroit, Mi 48226
Dawn Lee-Cotton, Esq.-Deputy Director
313-224-6923 (fax)
Wayne County Human Relations Division

Detroit Department of Transportation
1301 E. Warren
Detroit, MI 48207
Sheila Udeozor, Contract Compliance Manager
(313) 833-7695
(313) 833-3542 (fax)