The Oregon Department of Transportation has an important supporting role in emergency response and disaster recovery. A functional transportation system is crucial for getting emergency responders and life-saving supplies where they need to go, and in helping promote economic recovery after a disaster.
Public Works and Mutual Aid
Become parties to the Oregon Public Works Emergency Response Cooperative Assistance Agreement:
Local public works agencies in Oregon are invited to become parties to the Oregon Public Works Emergency Response Cooperative Assistance Agreement.
ODOT and many local public works agencies are already parties to the agreement. The agreement:
- Enables public works agencies to support each other during an emergency.
- Provides the mechanism for immediate response to the requesting agency when the responding agency determines it can provide the needed resources and expertise.
- Sets up the documentation needed to seek maximum reimbursement possible from appropriate federal agencies.
Public works agencies in Oregon may sign the agreement, or cancel their participation as they wish by giving written notice. ODOT maintains the list of all parties to the agreement and sends an updates list to all parties.