The Administration Division at RIDOT serves as a support system for most activities undertaken by the Department, from contract administration to providing education and training to support the transportation-related construction industries.
Administration's primary responsibilities involve the development and implementation of a comprehensive administrative support services program; ensuring the effective and efficient achievement of departmental policies, goals and objectives; ensuring that resources are utilized in conformance with State and Federal laws, rules and regulations and overseeing major department under it, including Contract Administration, the Office of Business and Community Resources and the Office on Highway Safety.
Additionally, Administration has the responsibility for all RIDOT administrative, programming, coordination and liaison duties for external advancement and educational programs including the University of Rhode Island's Transportation Center. These initiatives include; development of Transportation Education Programs, Transportation Research and Outreach Programs such as RI Construction Career Days, Engineering Career Days, LTAP and Technology Transfer, Summer Transportation Institute and the administration of the National Construction Career Days Center.
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Contracts and Specifications
Vanessa E. Crum, Esq.
This section is responsible for Quest/Electronic Bidding and Procurement for RIDOT, as well as the development and monitoring of all Professional Services including Preliminary Engineering and Construction contracts. Negotiates Consultant Engineering fees and work-hours as they relate to all Engineering projects.
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Office of Civil Rights
The Office of Civil Rights develops and implements RIDOTís internal and external civil rights programs, ensuring that RIDOT, its contractors and sub-recipients comply with federal and state mandates relating to nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity. Additionally, the Office of Civil Rights, through its Office of Business and Community Resources, works to level the playing field and increase opportunities for minority and women businesses by providing supportive services and training.
Click here to learn more about RIDOTís programs and policies related to civil rights and accessibility or contact the individuals listed below.
Office of Business and Community Resources
Vanessa E. Crum, Esq.
Title VI Compliance and Internal Affirmative Action & ADA Programs
Melissa A. Long, Esq.
Title VI Coordinator