Our Emphasis Areas highlight keys to our success as we move into the future. These are areas that require special attention and effort in pursuit of our Vision and Mission.
Transportation is more than cars on roads. Integrated transportation considers the evolving and diverse expectations of the people and businesses that use our system. At every phase, from planning through maintenance, we consider how to better serve all of the transportation interests of our state, including transit, commercial vehicles, rail, pedestrians and cyclists.
Our mission is to strengthen economies and enhance quality of life in the communities of our state. The best—perhaps only—way to accomplish this is by collaborating closely with the communities we serve and collaborating with public and private partners to form effective, passionate teams. We strive to help communities achieve their individual visions.
Perpetual thirst for knowledge and access to education enable our teams to prepare for the enormous and exciting shifts in the transportation industry with energy and enthusiasm. We also support the education of the generation who will follow us, and we embrace the cultivation of expertise in new technologies and disciplines.
Trust is our most valued asset, so we hold ourselves to the highest standards of fairness and openness. Transparency means not only allowing the public to be aware of what we are doing, but it also means that we conduct ourselves as responsible stewards of taxpayer money, getting the best value for every dollar we invest.
There is no substitute for quality. We work hard to complete work quickly and minimize impacts to the public and when we complete a project we delivera quality product that will serve the public for many years to come. Quality is demonstrated not only in the processes we adopt, but also in the people we hire.