Department of Transportation, Oklahoma

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The Department of Transportation is an agency in Oklahoma.

The stated mission of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (OkDOT) is to "provide a safe, economical, and effective transportation network for the people, commerce and communities of Oklahoma."

Budget

Budget information does not seem to be available on the department website, but can be accessed on the State of Oklahoma website.[1] The Department of Transportation received 2% of the state budget for fiscal year 2012.

FY 11 Revised Base Agency Cuts FY 12 Adjustments Final FY'12 Appropriation FY 12 $ From Original FY'11 FY 12 % Orig. FY'11
$115,195,299 $0 $93,237,349 $208,432,648 $93,237,349 80.9%

The Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Allocation totaled $1,752,544 and distributions were as follows:

Program Allocation
Rail 3%
Transit 1%
Operations 12%
Engineering 6%
Weigh Stations 1%
CIP 2%
Road Construction 50%
Administration 3%
Maintenance 6%
County 16%

The department also received $542.9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.[2]

Programs

OkDOT administers the state's Safe Routes To School Program, which is intended to improve the ability of students to walk and bicycle to school safely.[3]

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation Beautification Office also runs the Tree Grant Enhancement Program, which allows eligible groups to apply for grants that help finance landscaping and beautification projects along the state's public transportation corridors.[4]

A detailed list of projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is provided.[5]

Current individual projects with active contracts, consultants, and environmental documents do not appear to be available.

Transparency

Contact information for the Director and Executive Staff does not seem to be available. Salary information for executives is also not disclosed.

Names and phone numbers for administrators within the different divisions is provided.[6]

Public Involvement meetings are posted.[7]

Bid lists are posted,[8] as well as contractor information and proposals.[9]

Audits and financial information do not seem to be available. Public records request information is also not posted. The website also does not have a search function.

The Department's Long Range Transportation Plan and Statewide Intermodal Transportation Plan 2005-2030 are posted.[10][11]

External links

References