‘Outreach’ activities—focused discussions with transportation stakeholders, community groups and civic clubs, city and county public works officials and staff, and councils of governments (COGs)—are part of each ODOT region’s monthly public involvement activities. These meetings provide the public with opportunities to learn about and comment on ODOT’s programs, projects, goals, and challenges. Ongoing feedback from this interaction provides ODOT management with necessary guidance as it develops the biennial STIP funding proposal.
ODOT conducts public involvement and outreach activities throughout the STIP development and project selection process. Outreach activities also occur as part of our transportation, systems and corridor planning efforts as well as during project development and construction.