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Department of Transportation: Agency Subdivisions

The Transportation Building in Salem normally houses the central offices of the Department of Transportation. The building is closed for renovations through 2012. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Transportation Building in Salem normally houses the central offices of the Department of Transportation. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

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Office of the Director
Address: MS 11, 355 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97301-3871
Phone: 503-986-4214
Fax: 503-986-3432
Contact: Dale Hormann, Chief of Staff


Duties and Responsibilities: The Office of the Director oversees the agency’s biennial budget and manages Oregon’s statewide transportation policy and development of surface transportation, driver and vehicle safety and licensing, and motor carrier programs. The chief of staff directs the activities of the ODOT executive team in setting overall policy and strategic direction. The Government Relations Section analyzes local, state and federal laws and rules that affect transportation. The Office of Employee Safety develops employee safety and risk management programs. The Office of Civil Rights manages ODOT’s federal and state regulatory civil rights programs. The Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding creates opportunities for innovation and creativity and provides the option to use flexible financing for speedy delivery of transportation projects through partnerships with private business and other units of government.

Oregon Transportation Commission
Address: MS 11, 355 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97301-3871
Phone: 503-986-3450

Fax: 503-986-3432
Contact: Jacque Carlisle, Commission Assistant
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615–184.620


Duties and Responsibilities: The Oregon Transportation Commission is a five-member, volunteer citizens’ board, appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate. Members serve a four-year term and may be re-appointed. When making appointments, the governor considers the geographic regions of the state and ensures that at least one member is a resident east of the Cascade Mountains. In addition, not more than three members may belong to any one political party.

 

Central Services Division
Address: MS 11, 355 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97301-3871
Phone: 503-986-4399
Fax: 503-986-3432
Contact: Clyde Saiki, Deputy Director
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615


Duties and Responsibilities: Eight branches provide core services to support ODOT operations: Financial Services ensures that resources are directed to the priority needs of ODOT, Human Resources provides staffing and development support, Information Systems is responsible for technology solutions, Business Services provides records, information and forms management, and photo, video and design services, Facilities provides security, access, maintenance and construction management for ODOT facilities, Audit Services performs internal and external audits to ensure appropriate functioning, Budget Office coordinates ODOT’s legislative budget development process, and Procurement Office provides procurement, risk management and training services.


Communications Division
Address: MS 11, 355 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97301-3871
Phone: 503-986-3455
Fax: 503-986-3432
Contact: Patrick Cooney, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: The Communications Division helps citizens understand transportation programs and issues through ODOT’s outreach and information efforts, which include community relations, public information, employee and emergency communications, and media relations. The division also provides support for the Office of the Director, the Oregon Transportation Commission and numerous citizen advisory committees.


Driver and Motor Vehicle Division
Address: 1905 Lana Ave. NE, Salem 97314-0100
Phone: Statewide: 503-945-5000; Toll-free (Portland): 503-299-9999
Fax: 503-945-0893
Web: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/
Contact: Tom McClellan, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615(3)


Duties and Responsibilities: The Driver and Motor Vehicle Division (DMV) contributes to public safety by licensing only qualified persons and vehicles to drive on Oregon roads. DMV issues titles to protect the financial and ownership interests in vehicles. There are currently more than 3.5 million licensed drivers and over 4.2 million registered vehicles in Oregon. The fees collected for licensing and registration are dedicated to the Oregon Highway Fund. Law enforcement uses DMV computer records thousands of times throughout the year. DMV also licenses commercial driving schools and instructors, snowmobile dealers and instructors, and vehicle dealers and wreckers. Each day, DMV serves about 12,000 customers statewide, and each year, 1.8 million customers served by telephone. Many transactions can be performed online at the DMV Web site.

 

The Public Utility Commission Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Motor Carrier Transportation Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Public Utility Commission Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Motor Carrier Transportation Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Motor Carrier Transportation Division
Address: 550 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97301-2530
Phone: 503-378-5849
Fax: 503-373-1940
Web: www.oregontruckingonline.com
Contact: Gregg Dal Ponte, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 803, 810, 818, 823, 825, 826


Duties and Responsibilities: The Motor Carrier Transportation Division is responsible for issuing operating authority to motor carriers; collecting highway use taxes; conducting motor carrier tax, International Fuel Tax Agreements and International Registration Plan audits; registering heavy vehicles; enforcing motor carrier safety regulations; and enforcing truck size and weight laws, all aimed at protecting motorists and Oregon’s highways, roads and bridges.

 

Highway Division
Address: 4040 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem 97302-1142
Phone: 503-986-3819
Fax: 503-986-3150
Web: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY
Contact: Paul Mather, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615(3)


Duties and Responsibilities: The Highway Division is responsible for design, construction, maintenance and operation of more than 8,000 miles of state highways. The division’s activities include identifying highway needs; maintaining state highway routes; acquiring rights of way; designing highways, bridges and related structures; awarding highway construction contracts; supervising contractors; obtaining federal highway funds; testing materials; evaluating environmental impacts of proposed projects; and conducting traffic studies and other research.


ODOT has five regional offices which are responsible for a wide variety of transportation operations in those geographic areas. In addition, each region has several district offices that maintain transportation systems in those areas. These regions are transitioning from highway-centric to multimodal as the industry moves to offer more options for transportation.

 

Region 1 (Portland Metropolitan Area)
Address: 123 NW Flanders, Portland 97209-4012
Phone: 503-731-8200
Fax: 503-731-8259

Region 2 (Willamette Valley, North and Central Coast, Western Cascades)
Address: 455 Airport Rd. SE, Bldg. B, Salem 97301-5395
Phone: 503-986-2600
Fax: 503-986-2630

Region 3 (Southwestern Oregon)
Address: 3500 NW Stewart Pkwy., Roseburg 97470-1687
Phone: 541-957-3500
Fax: 541-957-3547

Region 4 (Central Oregon)
Address: 63055 N Hwy. 97, Bend 97701-5765
Phone: 541-388-6180
Fax: 541-388-6231

Region 5 (Eastern Oregon)
Address: 3012 Island Ave., La Grande 97850-9497
Phone: 541-963-3177
Fax: 541-963-9079

 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Address: 555 13th ST NE, Suite 2, Salem 97301-4178
Phone: 503-986-3555

Web: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BIKEPED
Contact: Sheila Lyons, Program Manager

Statutory Authority: ORS 366.112

Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee
Address: 123 NW Flanders, Portland 97209-4037
Phone: 503-731-4957
Contact: Kristen Stallman, Scenic Area Coordinator


Public Transit Division
Address: 555 13th St. NE, Suite 3, Salem 97301-4179
Phone: 503-986-4077
Fax: 503-986-3183
Web: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/PT/
Contact: Hal Gard, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615(3)


Duties and Responsibilities: The Public Transit Division develops and supports the use of public transportation, ridesharing, telecommuting and other alternatives to driving alone. The division provides financial and technical help to urban, small-city and rural transit service providers; to providers of transportation for elderly people and people with disabilities; and to rural inter-city passenger service providers. Planning staff supports statewide and metropolitan transit planning.

Rail Division
Address: 555 13th St. NE, Suite 3, Salem 97301-4179
Phone: 503-986-4077
Fax: 503-986-3183
Web: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/RAIL/
Contact: Hal Gard, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615(3)


Duties and Responsibilities: The Rail Division represents and advocates for customers of railroads, both passenger and freight, to ensure a safe, efficient and reliable rail transportation system. It regulates the industry for safety and service and has jurisdiction over all public highway-rail grade crossings. The division also manages Oregon’s inter-city passenger rail service and supports investment in railroad improvement projects.

Transportation Development Division
Address: 555 13th St. NE, Suite 2, Salem 97301-4178
Phone: 503-986-3421
Fax: 503-986-4173
Web: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/
Contact: Jerri Bohard, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615


Duties and Responsibilities: The Transportation Development Division is responsible for research, data collection and analysis, planning and related activities that inform current and future transportation systems. Staff provides technical and planning assistance to local governments and organizations; employs Geographic Information Systems technology in project planning and implementation; compiles crash data, roadway and traffic information; supports multimodal project planning and implementation; facilitates freight planning, and coordinates multiple funding and grant programs.

Transportation Safety Division
Address: MS 3, 4040 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem 97302-1142
Phone: 503-986-4190 or 1-800-922-2022
Fax: 503-986-3143
Web: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/
Contact: Troy E. Costales, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615(3), 802.300


Duties and Responsibilities: The Transportation Safety Division organizes, plans and conducts a statewide transportation safety program that focuses on occupant protection, driving under the influence of intoxicants, speeding, youthful drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and driver education. The division operates these programs by annually awarding more than 500 grants and contracts to service providers.


Oregon Transportation Safety Committee (OTSC)
Address: MS 3, 4040 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem 97302-1142
Phone: 503-986-4188
Contact: Mike Laverty, Chair

Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII
Address: MS 3, 4040 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem 97302-1142
Phone: 503-986-4188
Contact: Chuck Hayes, Chair

Governor’s Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety
Address: MS 3, 4040 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem 97302-1142
Phone: 503-986-4188
Contact: David Peterson, Chair

 

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