Office of Community Transportation (OCT)
The Office of Community Transportation (OCT) gives TDOT a thorough understanding of local communities and the various transportation planning documents and policies in place. The office is comprised of two sections, Community Planning and Regional Planning. The OCT's mission is to coordinate the state's transportation planning, local land use decisions, and community visions to guide the development of a safe and efficient statewide transportation system.
The OCT accomplishes this mission through the following:
- Partnering with local agencies to determine appropriate land-use and infrastructure (or transportation facilities)
- Strengthening local partner collaboration on transportation decisions
- Improving communication between TDOT and local partners through planning efforts