Find Oregon icon; Meet Oregon icon Marcus Mariota (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch); Experience Oregon icon (mural by Casey McEneny); Play Oregon icon Find Oregon: Almanac Meet Oregon: Notable Oregonians Experience Oregon: Web Exhibits Play Oregon: Games and More

How do I...?

 

Facebook and e-mail icons Facebook Contact us

Home > State > Executive > Department of Transportation > Agency Subdivisions

Department of Transportation: Agency Subdivisions

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

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

ODOT home

 

Office of the Director
Address: MS 11, 355 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97301-3871
Phone: 503-986-4214
Fax: 503-986-3432
Contact: Travis Brouwer, Assistant Director for Public Affairs


Duties and Responsibilities: The Office of the Director is made up of the director, Public Affairs (including the Communications and Government Relations Sections) and the Office of Civil Rights. The director oversees ODOT’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 assistant director for public affairs 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 Communications Section helps citizens understand transportation programs and issues through the agency’s outreach and information efforts, which include community relations, public information, employee communications and media relations. Public Affairs provides staff support for the Office of the Director, the Oregon Transportation Commission and other advisory committees. The Office of Civil Rights manages and implements ODOT’s federal and state regulatory civil rights programs.

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 citizen board. The governor appoints the members with the consent of the Senate. Members serve a four-year term and may be reappointed. 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 Cascades. In addition, not more than three members may belong to any one political party.


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/Pages/index.aspx
Contact: Tom McClellan, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615(3)


Duties and Responsibilities: The Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV) promotes transportation safety, protects financial and owner­ship interests in vehicles, and collects revenues for Oregon’s highway system. DMV generates approximately $452 million for Oregon’s transportation system each biennium.


DMV has been part of the Department of Transportation since 1969, but its core functions date back to 1905. The “D” in DMV stood for “department” only for about 12 years—from 1956 to 1969. For more than half a century before that, driver licensing and motor vehicle registration and titling were part of the Oregon secretary of state’s office.


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 more than 4.2 million registered vehicles in Oregon. DMV plays a major role in fraud prevention by enforcing strict identification standards in issuing driver licenses and identification cards, and providing driver and vehicle data to law enforcement and courts electronically.


DMV services touch almost every Oregonian by issuing nearly 600,000 driver licenses and identification cards, 850,000 vehicle titles, and 2 million vehicle registrations each year. DMV also regulates and inspects about 3,500 vehicle- and driver-related businesses, such as auto dealers and dismantlers.


Each day, DMV serves more than 10,000 customers in its 60 field offices across Oregon, and each year DMV serves about 1.8 million customers by telephone. Many transactions can be performed online.

 

Highway Division
Address: 4040 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem 97302-1142
Phone: 503-986-6625
Fax: 503-986-3150
Web: www.oregon.gov/odot/hwy/Pages/index.aspx
Contact: Paul Mather, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615(3)


Duties and Responsibilities: The Highway Division is responsible for the design, maintenance, operation and construction of about 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 projects.


ODOT’s five regional offices are responsible for transportation operations in their geographic areas. Each region has several district offices responsible for transportation system maintenance.

 

Region 1 (Portland metro area, Hood River)
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, Salem 97301-5395
Phone: 503-986-2600
Fax: 503-986-2630

Region 3 (Southwest 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

 

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

 

Motor Carrier Transportation Division
Address: 3930 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem 97302-6351
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 (MCTD) was created in 1996 following legislation transferring the truck regulatory program from the Public Utility Commission of Oregon to ODOT. MCTD 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 to protect Oregon motorists; performing economic regulation; and enforcing truck size and weight laws to protect Oregon’s highways, roads and bridges.


Public Transit Division and 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/PT/Pages/index.aspx
Contact: Hal Gard, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615(3)


Duties and Responsibilities: The Public Transit Division develops and encourages 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 to elderly people and people with disabilities; and to rural inter-city passenger service providers. Planning staff supports statewide and metropolitan transit planning.


The Rail Division works for high-quality passenger and freight rail service. 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 invests 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/Pages/index.aspx
Contact: Jerri Bohard, Administrator
Statutory Authority: ORS 184.615


Duties and Responsibilities: The Transportation Development Division supports and guides short- and long-range planning of Oregon’s multi-modal transportation system. Working closely with transportation managers, its staff provides policy and economic analysis, strategic planning, research and program development. The division also collects and analyzes transportation data used by managers to assess current conditions and tracks statistics for transportation facilities, programs, systems and resources.

 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Address: 555 13th St. NE, Suite 2, Salem 97301-4178
Phone: 503-986-3555
Web: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BIKEPED/Pages/index.aspx
Contact: Sheila Lyons, Program Manager
Statutory Authority: ORS 366.112


Oregon Freight Advisory Committee
Address: 555 13th St. NE, Suite 2, Salem 97301-4178
Phone: 503-986-3525
Web: www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TP/pages/ofac.aspx
Contact: Roseann O’Laughlin, Senior Transportation Planner
Statutory Authority: ORS 366.212

 

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


Duties and Responsibilities: The Oregon Transportation Safety Commission was formed by the Legislature in 1967 in response to the Federal Highway Safety Act of 1966. In 1991, a reorganization of state agencies placed the commission within ODOT where it became the Transportation Safety Division. In 2014, the Office of Employee Safety merged with the division.


The division organizes, plans and conducts statewide highway safety and employee safety programs. The division operates the highway safety programs biannually by awarding more than 500 grants and contracts to service providers that focus on occupant protection, driving under the influence of intoxicants, speeding, youthful drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, driver education and distracted driving. The division operates the employee safety program by providing safety consulting services to all ODOT divisions. Employee safety efforts are coordinated through a Safety Leadership Team dedicated to helping ensure a safe and healthy workplace through continuous improvement in prevention, education and compliance.


Oregon Transportation Safety Committee
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

 

ODOT home