Dear Editor,

At a March 17, 2009 US 41 Corridor Expansion Project Joint Meeting of Business, Tribal and Labor subcommittee members it came to my attention that:

For federal and federally assisted construction contractors, [labor] goals are established as a percentage participation rate. The percentage goal established for minority participation must be at least equal to the percentage established for the ‘economic area’ as outlined in the Federal Register, Vol.45, No. 194 pages 65976-65991, dated Friday, October 2, 1980.