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OPTIS - Oregon Public Transit Information System

OPTIS Access

Select the green "OPTIS Production (Prod)" icon to use the live site; select the red "OPTIS Training (Train)" icon to practice in the training site.

The Oregon Public Transit Information System, or OPTIS, is the web-based software that the Public Transit Section uses to manage grants. It automates and standardizes many transactions and serves as our system of record.

In OPTIS you can:

  • Submit reimbursement requests
  • Enter reporting data
  • Track your grant activities
  • Check agreement status
  • Access payment histories, grant balances, and assets
  • Run reports

How to use OPTIS

The OPTIS User Guide

Find instructions for:

  • Registering new OPTIS users
  • Completing periodic reports
  • Requesting reimbursement
  • Searching for your documents
  • Tracking assets
  • Understanding error messages and terminology

Online OPTIS Training Video

A live OPTIS training session is available on YouTube in twelve short video segments. The videos cover:

  • Registration
  • Maintaining user and agency details
  • Document searches
  • Working with assets
  • Finding your documents and payments
  • Agency periodic reports
  • Reimbursement requests
  • Attachments
  • Troubleshooting

Individualized Training

We are available for one-on-one or small group OPTIS training sessions. Sessions usually take one to two hours and cover basic OPTIS functionality, reimbursement requests, and periodic reporting. If you are interested in scheduling a training session, please send an email request to Public Transit Reporting.



OPTIS Administrator

Maile Boals (Back up)

Payments / Agreements

Bianca Sinfield, Regions 1, 2A, 2B, and 3

Jim Bodenhamer, Regions 4 and 5

Technical Support, Reporting, Assets

Joe Heberlein, Regions 1, 2A, and 2B

Julie Schwert, Regions 3, 4, and 5


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2019 Grant Management Training

PowerPoint Presentation
1. PTD Calendar 2019-21 and 2021-23
2. Submittal and Communications Process
3. Difference Between Regular Password and eResponse
4. OPTIS Quick Reference Guide
5. Quick Reference FAQ
6. View Agreement
7. Document Workflow History - Forwarding
8. Document Status
9. Transit Provider User Reports
10. APR and RR Attachments
11. Agency Periodic Reports
12. APR Odometer Errors
13. Direct Deposit Form
14. Asset Flow Chart
15. Asset Terminology
16. Address Contact Maintenance
RR Expense Documentation Requirements

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Preventive Maintenance Capital Expense Invoice Attachment Reimbursement Form

OPTIS Permissions

Do you need to grant a new staff member permissions to submit reimbursement requests online or reports in OPTIS? Your agency's approving authority can provide us with written permission for this action using the following template:

eResponse Keyword Request

Asset Condition Assessments

Federal Transit Administration Transit Asset Management rule requires that transit providers determine and track the condition of their assets. Use these interactive spreadsheets that ODOT has created to asses the condition of your assets, then report that condition in OPTIS. Report asset conditions in OPTIS quarterly for vehicles and annually for facilities and equipment.

Vehicle Condition Rating Spreadsheet
Facility Condition Rating Spreadsheet
Equipment Condition Rating Spreadsheet  

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