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GDOT awards pennies on the dollar to women- and minority-owned firms: GDOT report

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories that will examine a disparity report prepared for Georgia’s Department of Transportation. Part 2: Business owners comment on GDOT’s current practices.

Georgia’s Department of Transportation could be deemed guilty of racial and gender discrimination when it comes to the purchase of goods and services, according to a little-noted disparity report delivered to GDOT in August 2016. The Equal Access Committee of GDOT’s board is to get an update on the report at its meeting Wednesday.

Lyle Harris

Lyle Harris is coming back home to SaportaReport

Who says you can’t go home again?

Nearly eight years ago, I briefly joined the ranks of SaportaReport shortly after its debut. Following some career diversions that took me in a very different direction (namely, flakking for MARTA) I’m returning as a regular columnist and sometime-editor for SaportaReport, which has become one of the best, most influential newsblogs covering our region.