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American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials 

AASHTO Subcommittee on Right-of-Way, Utilities and Outdoor Advertising Control

AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and  transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.
The members of the Subcommittee are comprised of the chief Right of Way officer and the chief Utilities officer of the Departments of Transportation of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 
The Subcommittee's mission is to assist member organizations in improving the efficiency and quality of Right of Way and Utilities practices necessary to provide transportation facilities for the public.
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Link to the Consultant Portal page
This page is designed for consultants directly involved in the delivery of transportation projects. Click here to be directed to the ODOT Consultant Portal link.
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Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a major agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  As a cabinet-level organization of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, the DOT is led by a presidential appointee-the Secretary of Transportation.  The top-level official at FHWA is the Administrator, who reports directly to the Secretary of Transportation.  FHWA is headquartered in Washington, DC, with field offices in every State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 
FHWA is charged with the broad responsibility of ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be the safest and most technologically up-to-date. Although State, local, and tribal governments own most of the Nation’s highways, FHWA provides financial and technical support to them for constructing, improving, and preserving America’s highway system.  
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International Right of Way Association
Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, the

International Right of Way Association (IRWA) has united the efforts of its members toward individual development, improved service to employers and the public, and advancement in the body of knowledge related to the professional tasks of its members. 
IRWA is a single corporation, with approximately 100 entities that manage and deliver the Association's quality services. It is the only professional association that is the pre-eminent source of right of way educational and professional services worldwide. The IRWA comprises a dynamic global community of nearly 10,000 dedicated right of way professionals. The continued success of the IRWA is a result of its quality services and programs, kind and supportive staff, and its dedication to the advancement of right of way work as a fully recognized profession.


Link to the IRWA Beaver State Chapter 3 (Oregon and SW Washington region) web site.


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Oregon Administrative Rules and Oregon Revised Statutes (Law)

Oregon Administrative Rules - Division 35

Oregon Administrative Rules - 
Division 57 

Oregon Revised Statutes - Chapter 366



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Click on this link and you will be directed to a variety of Oregon and ODOT maps.

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State Transportation Web Sites  (This is a link to the individual state's DOT web site.)

Search DOT Web Sites  (Search the websites of the Departments of Transportation from the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.) 
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Click on this link to technical and engineering training resources, workshops and conferences.
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In a changing America, government programs designed to benefit the public as a whole often result in acquisition of private property, and sometimes in the displacement of people from their homes, businesses or farms.
On January 2, 1971, Public Law 91-646, the "Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970," (Uniform Act) was signed into law. The Uniform Act, provides important protections and assistance for people affected by Federally funded projects. This law was enacted by Congress to ensure that people whose real property is acquired, or who move as a result of projects receiving Federal funds, will be treated fairly and equitably and will receive assistance in moving from the property they occupy. 
Lead Agency
The Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987, designated the U. S. Department of Transportation as the Federal Lead Agency for the Uniform Act. Duties include the development, issuance, and maintenance of the government-wide regulation, providing assistance to other Federal agencies, and reporting to Congress. This responsibility has been delegated to the FHWA and is carried out by the Office of Real Estate Services.


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