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Not everyone gets around using a car. We work to make sure that people have options to travel. We work with bus companies, railroads and others to provide services. We also make sure that their equipment is safe.

​What We Do

​Public transportation is important to Oregonians, and we make sure everyone can access a well-connected, efficient transportation system. Our work provides choices for travelers other than the usual automobile travel.

We help over 200 public transportation providers and communities use state and federal funding to provide public transportation.

We write funding agreements, process reimbursements, and work with federal and state agencies to get funds. We also produce written guidance for transit agencies, answer questions, and analyze how effective programs are. Our employees answer questions from cities and counties about project development and funding options.

How We Live Our Mission and Values

We show integrity by promoting transit, ridesharing, telecommuting, alternative work schedules, walking, biking and other alternatives to driving alone – all of which positively impact our planet. We show that we value equity by increasing access to resources for those in all types of communities.

Degrees or Experience We Look For

We love people with planning and analysis experience, good communication skills and the ability to provide excellent customer service. Our employees commonly have degrees in planning, business, public administration, social science, finance, accounting, political science or related fields.

Our Most Common Jobs

  • Planners.
  • Program managers.
  • Program coordinators.
  • Financial analysts​.

Customers getting on a Point bus  


​What We Do

We make sure that railroad employees have a safe area to walk next to railroad tracks. We inspect railroad and highway-railroad crossing signals to make sure they are built correctly and working properly. We work with local governments and railroads to ensure that the highway railroad crossings meet the required standards and have all of the required traffic control devices.

How We Live Our Mission and Values​

Safety is our top priority. We help keep railroad employees and the traveling public safe through the work we do.

Degrees or Experience We Look For

We hire people who have experience working for railroads and those with civil, mechanical or electrical engineering degrees.

Our Most Common Jobs

  • Safety specialists
  • Inspectors
  • Engineers

Employee checking safety of railroad ties

​What We Do

Our mission is to improve railroad safety across the entire state. We inspect tracks, railroad cars and equipment, crossings, signals and much more, and then alert owners when they need to make improvements. We also help railroad employees stay safe by educating them about what’s required. And we make sure light rail systems, streetcars and trolleys are operating legally.

How We Live Our Mission and Values​

Safety is our top priority. We achieve this by making sure our inspectors are experts in their fields.

Degrees or Experience We Look For

We like it when applicants have experience in track construction or maintenance, or degrees in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or business administration.

Our Most Common Jobs

  • Track inspector.
  • Rail transit compliance specialist.

Employee inspecting a railroad track  

Employee inspecting the top of a train car  

​What We Do

Our mission is to improve railroad safety across the state. We inspect tracks, railroad cars and equipment, crossings, signals and much more, and then alert owners when they need to make improvements. We also help railroad employees stay safe by educating them about what’s required. And we make sure light rail systems, streetcars and trolleys are operating legally.

How We Live Our Mission and Values

Safety is our top priority. We achieve this by making sure our inspectors are experts in their fields.

Degrees or Experience We Look For

We like it when applicants have experience in track construction or maintenance, or degrees in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or business administration.

Our Most Common Jobs

  • Track inspector.
  • Rail transit compliance specialist.

Employee measuring the width of railroad ties  



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