The mission of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is:
To maintain and provide a safe, efficient, environmentally, aesthetically and culturally sensitive intermodal transportation network that offers a variety of convenient, cost-effective mobility opportunities for people and the movement of goods supporting economic development and improved quality of life.
RIDOT seeks to implement its mission through policy and action,
with particular emphasis on the following goals:
- Promote mobility for people and goods through a balanced, multi-modal transportation system.
- Direct investment and development to existing communities, urban concentrations, and designated economic growth areas.
- Develop methods for assessing the fiscal impact and cost-benefit analysis of development for use by both state and local governments when considering infrastructure investments and land-use policies.
- Encourage redevelopment and improve livability of existing communities and urban areas; and guide new employment to under-used commercial and industrial sites.
- Obtain sufficient state funding within a dedicated Transportation Trust Fund.
- Attain and then maintain an appropriate level of system preservation or service to our customers.
- Look for and participate in opportunities for public/private cost sharing projects.
- Deliver operating systems, services, programs, and projects in the most cost-effective manner possible.
- Make public participation and a customer service focus, integral parts of the development of RIDOT programs, projects, and services.
- Make media awareness and public participation a focus that is integrated with RIDOT's programs, projects and services via the Communications, Community Affairs, and the Transportation Management Center.
- Provide employees with opportunities to enhance their level of preparedness and performance so they can do the best job possible in the duties they are assigned.