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Public Works Partners: Now a Caltrans-Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

By Moe Magali

February 27, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Public Works Partners has officially become a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). This significant milestone marks a new chapter in our West Coast journey, further enabling us to expand our services and impact.

What This Certification Means

The DBE certification is part of a national program designed to ensure a level playing field where small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals can compete for federally funded transportation projects. By achieving this certification in California, Public Works Partners joins an esteemed group of businesses recognized for their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the transportation industry.

Opportunities Ahead

With this certification, Public Works Partners can now participate in projects funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in California. This opens up new avenues for us to contribute our expertise in urban planning, infrastructure development, and public policy consulting to more significant, impactful projects throughout the state. Our team is excited about the possibilities of this certification, from engaging in larger transportation initiatives to fostering partnerships with other firms and public agencies.

Our Commitment

At Public Works Partners, we are committed to leveraging this opportunity to grow our business and make a meaningful difference in the communities we serve. We believe our work can help create more equitable, sustainable, and thriving urban environments. This California DBE certification is a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication, and it reinforces our resolve to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible in public works and urban development.

Looking Forward

As we progress with this new certification on our belt, we are eager to explore new partnerships and projects aligning with our mission and values. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions to urban areas’ complex challenges today. We are confident that our status as a DBE will help us make an even greater impact. 

Public Works Partners is a certified women-owned business (WBE) with the City and State of New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the Women’s Enterprise National Council.  We are also a certified disadvantaged business with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the State of Connecticut, and the CA Department of Transportation. Public Works is headquartered in New York City at 20 W 38th St., 5th Floor New York, NY 10018, with an office in California at 680 E Colorado Blvd., 2nd Floor Pasadena, CA 91101.  

For business inquiries in New York and California, contact Public Works Director of Business Development Moe Magali at

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