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Message from the Region 1 Manager
Welcome to the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Region 1 Web site.
 
ODOT Region 1 is not just about highways and bridges.  It is about people.  We are 575 dedicated individuals.  We are your neighbors, fellow Oregonians, with a shared stake in Oregon’s future.
 
At work, our mission is to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians.  Like you, we have values that guide our decisions and the way we perform our jobs:
  • We are committed to providing excellent customer service. 

  • We value accountability and innovative problem solving. 

  • We show respect for all, and we honor diversity. 

  • We support a balanced multi-modal transportation system—highways, transit, rail and bicycle and pedestrian facilities all have a role in keeping people and goods moving. 

  • We provide information so Oregonians can make informed transportation choices. 

  • We partner with other government agencies, stakeholder groups and neighborhood associations to provide collaborative solutions to transportation challenges. 

  • We do our jobs in ways that protect or enhance the environment. 
     
As you view the information on this Web site, you will see numerous projects that are in planning, design and construction in the region.  Investments such as these are needed to safely move people, goods and services and create and sustain jobs.  Simply put, transportation is the engine that helps drive the region’s economy.
 
We are a 24/7 operation, comprised of over 100 highway cameras, 12 permanent variable message signs, approximately 140 ramp meters, eight ODOT incident response vehicles (COMET)  and a dedicated, professional staff working in concert to maintain a safe and efficient transportation system. 
 
Our maintenance crews work around the clock to keep highways clear of snow and hazardous debris.  These brave men and women work through all weather conditions to maintain the transportation system.  When you see ODOT maintenance or construction crews at work, I urge you to “Give them a brake” and drive carefully.
 
If you are planning a trip or merely curious about your commute, I encourage you to visit our state-of-the art intelligent transportation system Web site. Click on www.tripcheck.com to see our color coded speed map, network of highway traffic cameras and other useful traveler information.
 
Many Oregonians volunteer their time and energy to participate in the public processes that help plan and develop current and future transportation choices.  We are grateful for the involvement and encourage more people to become involved in our efforts.  
 
As Region 1 Manager, I am proud to serve with the dedicated employees of ODOT as we work to Keep Oregon Moving.
 
 
 
Jason A. Tell
Oregon Department of Transportation
 
Region 1 Manager
 
View the ODOT Region 1 organization chart.