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ODOT's Strategic Plan

We invite you to check out our Mission, Vision, Guiding Principles, and the Four Pillars of our Strategic Advance, as well as our performance metrics and goals (CSFs) to see for yourself how ODOT achieves Excellence in Government. We can always get better. In fact, that’s our mantra: “Improve Every Day.”

ODOT's Mission

To provide safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place, we will:

  • Improve safety
  • Take care of what we have
  • Make our system work better
  • Enhance capacity

 

ODOT's Vision

A long-term, reliable, professional and highly productive organization.

ODOT's Guiding Principles

We will serve, innovate, and communicate with purpose.

We will be productive, lean, efficient and effective.

We will utilize the public resources entrusted to us by satisfying the State’s transportation needs.

We will be the standard of excellence for winter maintenance.

We will create a working environment based on trust and mutual respect.

We will value the diversity of all ODOT people.

We will work together—one team:  the Ohio Department of Transportation.


Four Pillars of our Strategic Advance

Recently, ODOT leadership from around the state developed Four Pillars by which we will advance the department. These strategic objectives were born out of listening to our customers, stakeholders and partners. The Four Pillars of our Strategic Advance are Safe, Accessible, Well-Maintained and Positioned for the Future Benefit of Ohio. Each topic has a detailed Transcript Radio Podcast with Director Marchbanks, tune in for even more on each.

SAFE    Pillar 1 Podcast 

The first pillar, Safe, is all about addressing specific safety concerns on state and local roads as well as improving safety in work zones. 

ACCESSIBLE     Pillar 2 Podcast

The second pillar, Accessible, looks at using data and technology to improve the mobility needs of all Ohioans. 

WELL-MAINTAINED     Pillar 3 Podcast

The third pillar, Well-Maintained, focuses on how we can move projects along Better, Faster and Safer.

POSITIONED FOR THE FUTURE BENEFIT OF OHIO     Pillar 4 Podcast

Finally, our fourth pillar, Positioned for the future Benefit of Ohio, will look into modernizing the current outdated gas tax revenue structure and focus on developing a long-term, sustainable strategy for transportation funding.
 


How are we doing?

Our mission at ODOT is to provide the safe and easy movement of people and goods from place-to-place. And, we strive daily to reach that goal by: improving safety; taking care of what we have; making our system work better; and, enhancing capacity. Ohio’s network of roads, bridges, and highways is the state’s most valuable physical asset – totaling $115 billion.

If you think those goals and aspirations are impressive, check out some Ohio transportation statistics to find out more about our system.
click the stats to visit ODOT's Facts Books for even more details on the state's transportation system...

ODOT's Performance Metrics

Clearly, we have a large and very significant responsibility. So, you’re probably wondering, “how is ODOT doing at achieving its goals, and are they doing it responsibly.” Well, the answer is in the data, and we gauge our performance using Critical Success Factors (CSFs).

We invite you to check out our two Critical Success Factor assessments, which are updated quarterly:
ODOT Critical Success Factors Report Cover
ODOT's Critical Success Factor Report

statewide overview
ODOT Critical Success Factors Report Dashboard
ODOT's Critical Success Factor Dashboard

district & county level breakdown

Below are details on ODOT's CSF categories and the specific metrics.


Category: Promote Safety

We will champion a culture of safety within ODOT and on Ohio’s roads. 

Metrics:
  •   Workforce Injuries
- Total incidents resulting in workers compensation claims.
  •   Vehicle Liability Incidents - Total incidents resulting in vehicle liability claims.
  •   Fatalities - Fatalities on Ohio’s roads in the current calendar year. GOAL: 2% decrease over the 5-year average.
  •   Serious Injuries - Incapacitating injuries on Ohio’s roads in the current calendar year. GOAL: 2% decrease over the 5-year average.
  •   Bike-Pedestrian Fatalities - Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities on Ohio’s roads in the current calendar year. GOAL: 2% decrease over the 5-year average.
  •   Bike-Pedestrian Injuries - Bicycle and pedestrian injuries on Ohio’s roads in the current calendar year. GOAL: 2% decrease over the 5-year average.


Category: Preserve Our Assets

We will deliver preventive maintenance for Ohio’s transportation system and capital assets to protect our investments. 

Metrics:
  •   Bridge Condition - 
Percent of bridge deck area in good or fair condition, meaning that both the deck and general appraisal ratings are at least 5 on a scale of 1-9. GOAL: 97%
  •   Conduit Condition - Percent of conduits in good or fair condition, meaning that the general appraisal ratings are at least 5 on a scale of 1-9. GOAL: 95%
  •   Priority System Pavements - Average pavement conditions for interstates and 4-lane divided highways. Ratings are on a scale of 0-100 and  conditions are weighted based on lane miles & average daily traffic. GOAL: 85
  •   General System Pavements - Average pavement conditions for rural, two-lane US and State routes outside of cities. Ratings are on a scale of 0-100 and  conditions are weighted based on lane miles & average daily traffic. GOAL: 80
  •   Maintenance Conditions Rating -  New Measure coming soon.


Category: Program Stewardship

We will implement effective planning and forecasting processes that deliver the right projects on time and on budget. 

Metrics:
  •   ODOT Projects Awarded On-Time - 
Percentage of construction contracts sold by ODOT that are awarded within 30 days of their target date. Projects awarded late due to non-preventable reasons are not considered late. GOAL: 90%
  •   Local Projects Awarded On-Time -  Percentage of construction contracts sold by Local Agencies that are awarded within 30 days of their target date. Projects awarded late due to non-preventable reasons are not considered late. GOAL: 90%
  •   Minority Business Enterprise - Percent of operating budget in categories determined by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) that is awarded to Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). GOAL: 15%
  •   Construction Project Completion -  Percent of construction projects opened to traffic in past year that were completed within 120% of estimated construction duration. GOAL: 80%
  •   Construction Project Final Cost 
-  Percent of construction projects completed in past year where total costs were within 110% of the original contract amount. GOAL: 90%


Category: Value Employees

We will respect and care for the well-being and development of our employees. 

Metrics:
  •   Work Life Index - 
New Measure coming soon.
  •   Diverse Workforce - Percent progress in meeting the female and minority new hire baseline, established with regional census & employee data. GOAL: 80%


Category: System Efficiency

We will provide a reliable and efficient transportation system. 

Metrics:
  •   Travel Time Reliability Index (TTRI) -  
The percentage of time between the 5 a.m.-9 p.m. that travelers experience free flow on Ohio’s freeways. GOAL: 88%
  •   Snow & Ice Control 
-  The percent of priority routes that recovered speeds within two hours after a snow event. Rated only during winter quarters. GOAL: 96%