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Equity Priority

Women talking at diversity conferenceWe are committed to serving all Oregonians equitably. The voices of our customers matter and influence the work we do.

A focus on equity ensures we look beyond merely improving the system to improving the quality of life of every Oregonian. We must be mindful of the benefits and burdens created by our work and ensure they are distributed equitably.

Equity goals focus ODOT on workforce diversity and opportunities for advancement, expanding economic opportunities for minority groups, climate equity, and creating more representative public engagement processes. 

Our Goal:
Prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion by identifying and addressing systemic barriers to ensure all Oregonians benefit from transportation services and investments.


DMV employee helping a customer

​Build a diverse workforce, supported by equitable operations​ and​ policies, and establish an informed culture that delivers authentic inclusivity.

People discussing plans​Promote economic opportunity for Oregonians through transportatio​n investments, including working with businesses owned by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), women, and others who have been historically and/ or are currently marginalized.​​​

People discussing transportation options​Utilize the viewpoints of those who reside in the communities ODOT serves and who are likely to be affected by the decisions ODOT makes.​

People participating in an open house​Invest in the protection of marginalized communities from environmental hazards.​​