2011 ORS § 184.617¹
Functions of commission and department
(1) It is the function of the Oregon Transportation Commission to establish the policies for the operation of the Department of Transportation in a manner consistent with the policies and purposes of ORS 184.610 (Definitions for ORS 184.610 to 184.666) to 184.666 (Summary of effect of mandates and regulations on costs). In addition, the commission shall perform any other duty vested in it by law.
(2) The commission shall keep complete and accurate records of all the meetings, transactions and business of the commission at the office of the department.
(3) The commission shall have general power to coordinate and administer programs relating to highways, motor carriers, motor vehicles, public transit, rail, transportation safety and such other programs related to transportation as may be assigned by law to the department.
(4) The Department of Transportation shall be the recipient of all federal funds paid to or to be paid to the state to enable the state to provide the programs and services assigned to the department, except that the Oregon Department of Aviation shall be the recipient of all federal funds paid to or to be paid to the state to enable the state to provide aviation programs and services. [1973 c.249 §10; 1979 c.186 §5; 1989 c.904 §50; 1993 c.741 §6; 1999 c.935 §16; 2003 c.27 §2]