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Office of Innovation

The Oregon Department of Transportation's Office of Innovation is nationally known for collaborations that support the high quality of life Oregonians value.


Our Mission

We partner with internal and external organizations to identify, assess and promote innovative services that advance our multimodal transportation system in this fast-changing transportation environment. We do so by seeking out new developments and developers that can lead to opportunities and change at a system level and by:

  • Creating avenues for cooperation with private industry.
  • Developing policy and processes that can realize the value of these innovations.
  • Collaborating with internal groups to ready the agency for long-term implementation

Our Guiding Principles

  • We recognize that significant innovation is happening across ODOT in many business groups.
  • We foster shared sponsorship for our initiatives within the agency, and establish measures of success that help to align our goals with larger agency priorities.
  • We have proven expertise with the procurement process provided by ORS 367.800.824.
  • We are agile in our exploration of new opportunities, helping stakeholders to efficiently use resources and expertise and make timely decisions.

Contact Us

Office of Innovation manager
Policy Analyst

RUC West Administrator

Media Contacts
Michelle Godfrey

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