Confusion Prevails in Federal Minority Business Effortsby Virginia Fairweather, Editor;
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1979, Vol. 49, Issue 9, Pg. 91-93
Document Type: Feature article
Minority business participation in federally-funded programs should be doubled, according to President Jimmy Carter. A number of programs have been set up to accomplish this goal; an overview of these is included. Many problems exist, and there are a significant number of flagrant abuses. Quotas and set-asides are a particularly controversial aspect of this issue. Most people involved agree that there is a lack of coordination and that the definition of minority can be problematic, especially the inclusion of women in this category. But there are some successes; the Northeast Corridor rail project is one and the approach on this –1.9 billion rail rehabilitation undertaking is described.
Subject Headings: Federal government | Rail transportation | Rehabilitation | Terminology and definition | Transportation corridors | Women
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