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  • April 8 - DMV wait times for 37 offices now online (MP3)
  • March 16 - The North Portland DMV field office will be closed week of March 23 (MP3)
  • Feb. 17 - The Gresham DMV field office will be closed Feb. 23 - March 1 (MP3)
  • Feb. 2 - The Southeast Portland DMV field office will be closed Feb. 9 - 16 (MP3)


  • Dec. 3 - The Bend DMV field office will be closed Dec. 11, 12 for move (MP3)
  • Oct. 27 - The Eugene DMV field office will be closed Nov. 3 - 7 for remodeling (MP3)
  • Sept. 29 - The Junction City DMV office will be closed Oct. 13 - 17 for repairs (MP3)
  • Aug. 21 - The Stayton DMV office will be closed Aug. 27 -29 for move (MP3)
  • Aug. 21 - Changes are coming to the La Pine and Oakridge DMV offices (MP3)
  • May 27 - Nine DMV field offices to stop offering motorcycle skills tests (MP3)
  • March 28 - Two DMV field offices will make slight change to hours (MP3)
  • March 17 - Four DMV field offices will no longer offer commercial drive tests (MP3)
  • March 12 - DMV celebrates 2 million online vehicle renewals (MP3)


  • Dec. 20 - DMV to waive drive test for those with new, plastic "Driver's Education" card (MP3)
  • Dec. 20 - Two new laws aimed at encouraging good driving behavior (MP3)
  • Dec. 2 - December is "3D" month: don't drive impaired (MP3)
  • Oct. 18 - DMV will suspend preparation efforts for the new driver card (MP3)
  • Sept. 24 - Eight more DMV offices will no longer offer motorcycle skills tests (MP3)
  • Aug. 28 - Time to get some back-to-school safety tips (MP3)
  • June 11 - DMV's Hermiston office to close June 19 - 28 for repairs (MP3)
  • June 10 - DMV's Albany office to close June 19 - 28 for repairs (MP3)
  • May 20 - All DMV offices to be closed Fri., May 24 for furlough (MP3)
  • May 14 - New driver card won't be available until January 2014 (MP3)
  • May 13 - DMV Astoria office to close week of May 20 (MP3)
  • May 13 - DMV will end drive tests at Stayton office (MP3)
  • April 15 - DMV offices to close for statewide furlough, April 19 (MP3) (Get the copy details here.)
  • April 15 - Bend DMV to move out of offices April 25, 26 (MP3) (Get the copy details here.)
  • April 12 - ODOT seeks help naming new trains (MP3) (Get the copy details here.)
  • April 2 - "Distracted Driving Awareness" focuses on... focusing (MP3) 
  • March 25 - DMV changing hours at Astoria (MP3)
  • March 11 - DMV changing services at Lincoln City, Newport (MP3)
  • March 1 - DMV may waive truck drive test for some veterans (MP3)
  • Feb. 25 - DMV adjusts hours in Cottage Grove, Ashland (MP3)
  • Feb. 14 - ODOT, OSP join in effort to reduce "roadway departure" crashes (MP3)
  • Feb. 12 - TripCheck continues updating its offerings
  • (MP3)


  • May 24 - Use the right restraints for vehicle safety (MP3) 
  • May 11 - TripCheck.com adds Twitter feed (MP3) 
  • April 28 - Be safe, be alert on motorcycles (MP3) 
  • March 9 - Time change comes early; prepare early! (MP3) 
  • Dec. 21 - Motorcycle laws aimed at saving lives (MP3) 
  • Dec. 15 - Cell phones banned for drivers beginning Jan. 1 (MP3) 
  • Dec. 10 - Move Over law expands after first of year (MP3) 
  • April 30 - Be alert, slow down in work zones (MP3) 
  • March 3 - Prepare for time change with good sleep (MP3) 
  • Nov. 24 - Use TripCheck.com for holidays - (MP3)


Cultural resources 
ODOT’s Geo-Environmental section is producing podcasts featuring little-known facts about the state’s transportation history and cultural finds. Visit the site to learn about ferries, the role of archaeology, Oregon’s ‘nail-picker’ and more.
Click on the MP3 link next to each podcast to download it. Save it. Then play it on an MP3 player or on a computer with speakers and a sound card. 

  • December is "Drinking and Drugged Driving Awareness Month." In this 3-minute podcast, we talk with Impaired Driving Program Manager Dan Estes about how to help make the hectic holidays safe and sober when you're out on the roads (MP3).



  • Stay safe and have fun on your motorcycle - Listen to a discussion with Team Oregon Director Steve Garets and Motorcycle Safety Program Manager Michele O'Leary from ODOT (MP3).
  • TripCheck.com marks its tenth anniversary - Listen to a discussion with TripCheck Systems Manager Glen Hammer, who has worked on the website since the beginning (MP3).
  • Work Zone Awareness Week - Listen to a discussion with ODOT Work Zone Safety Program Manager Anne Holder and Traffic Safety Coordinator Cindy Bradley (MP3)

Public Service Announcements

Click on the MP3 link next to each public service announcement to download it. 

Safe Routes to School "Rise and Shine" (MP3)
Safe Routes to School "Rise and Shine" Spanish (MP3)
"Safety Step" pedestrian safety (MP3

ODOT and OSP offer winter driving PSAs (MP3)

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