What We Do
We help all Oregonians get where they need to go using their preferred method of transport. We channel money to projects that build roads, bridges, bikeways, bus stops and more. Our team also focuses on making sure people can get around by walking and biking, and that the transportation system supports sustainability, tourism, recreation and the economy.
We help people and communities throughout the state reach their goals, such as improving traveler safety and comfort for bikes on roadways, and making the air cleaner. Our team provides guidance, assistance, and funds to help others to achieve these and other goals. The funds we deal with come from both the federal and state government through sources like gas taxes and lottery dollars.
We seek to be good stewards of federal and state funds. We make sure that money gets to the right people within our agency and other local agencies, large or small. For example, we work with folks from the City of Portland (large) to the City of Maupin (small).
We are currently promoting our new ride-matching software, Get There, overseeing the Safe Routes to Schools grant program to increase safety near schools, supporting tourism by managing the Scenic Byways Program, seeking better options for getting to popular recreation areas and studying how to improve the Oregon Coast Bike Route. We collaborate closely with other state agencies such as Travel Oregon and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
How We Live Our Mission and Values
We show integrity by holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards as we provide funds to increase transportation options. We focus on increasing equity in our state by improving access to services, employment, etc. for all Oregonians.
Degrees or Experience We Look For
We look for degrees in planning, business or public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography and related fields.
Our Most Common Jobs
- System improvement specialists
- Program managers