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Project Description

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is a more than 100-year-old agency that develops and maintains transportation infrastructure for the rapidly growing state.  In addition to managing the highway system, it administers funding for public transit, regulates rail and truck freight, promotes pedestrian and bicycle usage, and champions safety for all transportation modes.  Pivotal has been a trusted advisor since 2012 supporting a variety of efforts including:

  • The Intermodal Oregon initiative, a transformational effort to help ODOT promote and better integrate a multi-modal transportation system.
  • A variety of high-profile change efforts, including streamlining procurement processes, coordinating projects with local agencies, and modernizing regulation and mobility of freight carriers.
  • Adoption of the “Change Framework,” a common approach to identify opportunities, update processes and drive improvement.
  • Ongoing communications and change management support across the 5000-person organization to help build a more efficient and resilient agency.
  • Facilitation of a Governor’s Vision Panel, leading to a 30-year transportation vision and plan, One Oregon.
  • Development of the agency’s first Strategic Business Plan—providing a pathway for ODOT to become a best-in-class transportation department, poised to meet the needs of the state.

Project Results

Along with a variety of impactful change initiatives along the way, the One Oregon plan led to historic legislation:  House Bill 2017—dubbed “Keep Oregon Moving”—will contribute an estimated $5.3 billion in transportation funding over its first 10 years.  By 2024, new sources of revenue will add $500 million to transportation resources.