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Traffic Operations Leadership Team
  • Provide guidance on Department policies and procedures related to the Traffic-Roadway Section. Topics include, but are not limited to: interpretation and enforcement of the MUTCD and Oregon supplements to the MUTCD; issues pertaining to the State Traffic Engineer’s delegated authority; standards pertaining to signs, signals, striping and other traffic control devices; procedures for traffic investigations; and standard practices and manuals published by the Traffic-Roadway Section (TRS).
  • Support improved communication and collaboration between the region traffic offices and tech centers, TRS, and other offices within ODOT with responsibilities in Traffic-Roadway.
  • Provide an atmosphere for professional learning and collaborative problem solving.
Chair: State Traffic-Roadway Engineer.
Representatives: Region traffic managers and staff, TRS managers and staff.
Guests: Frequent attendees include FHWA staff, Transportation Safety Division staff, TDD traffic records staff, and district maintenance representatives.
Schedule: First Thursday of every other month.
Location: Usually in Salem, but sometimes held at region offices around the state as a learning experience and to provide the opportunity for region traffic staff to attend.
Occasionally subcommittees are formed to look into specific areas of concern. No subcommittees are currently identified. 
This group will generally make decisions on the basis of the authority of the State Traffic-Roadway Engineer. Recommendations that require further approval are forwarded to the appropriate group.

Traffic Operations Leadership Team
Bob Pappe
State Traffic-Roadway Engineer(503) 986-3606
Sue D'AgneseRegion 1 Traffic Manager(503) 731-3427
Angela Kargel
Region 2 Traffic Manager(503) 986-2656
Ron Hughes (Interim)
Region 3 Traffic Manager(541) 957-3696
Joel McCarrollRegion 4 Traffic Manager(541) 388-6189
Jeff Wise
Region 5 Traffic Manager(541) 963-1902
Michael Kimlinger
Traffic Standards Engineer(503) 986-3583
Doug BishTraffic Services Engineer(503) 986-3594