ODOT manages a $3.7 billion budget that funds programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.
Highway Division accounts for about two-thirds, or about $2 billion, of ODOT’s 2017–2019 legislatively approved budget. The division spends its resources on maintaining the highway system, bridge and pavement preservation projects, adding capacity to highways, and bicycle/pedestrian projects among others.
Debt service on bonds, the second-largest spending category in ODOT’s budget, totals $555 million. Most of this debt service is paid by the State Highway Fund; some is paid out of lottery revenue.
Transportation Development Division has $172 million available for grant programs like ConnectOregon, transportation system planning, and data collection and reporting.
Central Services Division's budget of $230 million provides a variety of essential services to ODOT including financial management, information systems, human resources, and collecting fuels tax.
Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division has a budget of $230 million. DMV licenses and regulates drivers and vehicles to promote safety and protect consumer interests through 60 field offices located throughout the state.
The Rail and Public Transit Division. Public Transit has $162 million available for communities and local transportation providers to help people with special needs, those in rural areas and intercity travelers. Rail Division has a budget of $70 million to regulate rail and crossing safety and to provide intercity rail service.
Motor Carrier Transportation Division uses its budget of $64 million to register and inspect trucks, enforce weight, size, and safety regulations, issue permits, and collect the weight-mile tax.
Transportation Safety Division's $38 million budget provides safety programs that address intoxicated driving, young drivers, use of safety belts, child safety seats and other programs.
The remaining $214 million of the budget is for construction reserves, capital construction and capital improvement projects, and carryover in programs like the Oregon Transportation Infrastructure Bank.