LANCASTER — The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a networking forum on Friday, July 25, providing an opportunity for disadvantaged business enterprises to meet with prime contractors working in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The Road Ahead forum is open to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBEs), Small Business Enterprise (SBEs), and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). In addition to the networking opportunities, the forum will offer information about TxDOT’s Technical Assistance Program.

Attendees must register online no later than 5 p.m., July 18. Click here to register.

The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cedar Valley College Performance Hall at 3030 North Dallas Ave., Lancaster, TX 75134.

Signs and directional arrows will be placed in the parking areas throughout the campus to help guide visitors to the Performance Hall.

For more information, contact TxDOT Office of Civil Rights, Sarah Blackburn at 512-486-5514.


About TxDOT

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 11,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best in Class state agency. Find out more at

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Motorists also can call TxDOT's toll-free highway condition line at 1-800-452-9292 for roadway information. For non-emergency roadside assistance, motorists can call the Texas Department of Public Safety at 1-800-525-5555. TxDOT’s four goals:  Maintain a safe system, address congestion, connect Texas communities and be a Best-in-Class state agency.