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Vision
The Oregon Department of Transportation was established in 1969 to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. ODOT develops 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.

Mission Statement

Mission for ODOT: To provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. 

Our Values: These are the values that guide our decision making and which we follow in implementing ODOT's mission and goals.

  • Safety: We protect the safety of the traveling public, our employees and the workers who build, operate and maintain our transportation system.
  • Customer Focus: We learn from and respond to our customers so we can better deliver quality, affordable services to Oregonians and visitors. Our customers include travelers, freight movers, and others who use our services and facilities.
  • Efficiency: We strive to gain maximum value from the resources entrusted to us for the benefit of our customers.
  • Accountability: We build the trust of customers, stakeholders and the public by reporting regularly on what we are doing and how we are using the resources entrusted to us.
  • Problem Solving: We work with the appropriate customers, stakeholders and partners to find efficient, effective and innovative solutions to problems.
  • Diversity: We honor and respect our individual differences and we work to ensure that people from diverse backgrounds have equitable opportunities, both internally and externally, to work for and conduct business with ODOT.
  • Sustainability: We balance economic, environmental and community well-being in a manner that protects the needs of current and future generations.   
Organization
Annual Performance Measures

ODOT is actively involved in developing Oregon's system of highways and bridges, public transportation services, rail passenger and freight systems, and bicycle and pedestrian paths. ODOT manages driver licensing and vehicle registration programs, motor carrier operations, and transportation safety programs.
 
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Download ODOT's Key Facts, a brief overview of the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon's transportation issues.