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The Oregon Department of Transportation is the agency that plans and manages Oregon's state highways, including some city streets in Portland and elsewhere. The department also passes some state and federal transportation grants to municipalities and helps plan and regulate state rail traffic.


[edit] Structure

ODOT policy is set by the Oregon Transportation Commission, a five-member body appointed by the Oregon governor. The commission supervises the ODOT director, who oversees day-to-day operations.

ODOT's organization chart includes the names of various officials and their specialties.

[edit] How to report a problem to ODOT

In a February 2011 blog post, Ted Buehler explained how to notify ODOT of problems on its roads:

"Fill out the web form ... email them at or call them at 1-888-ASK-ODOT.

"You can email them with a photo of the defect. If you use the form, you can’t upload an image, but you will receive an email confirmation from each submission, and you can reply to the confirmation with a photo.

"Make each request as specific as possible. Avoid broad descriptions like 'There's crap on the shoulder all the way from Coos Bay to Bandon.' Instead be as precise as you can, with reports like: 'There's woodchip debris in the southbound shoulder of Highway 101 from milepost 121.6 to 120.3, and again from 119.8 to 117.2.' Break it down into manageable work orders for ODOT staff."

[edit] Portland streets owned by ODOT

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