Mission, Shared Values and Code of Ethics

Mission Statement

    Our mission is to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, enables easy movement of people and goods, enhances the economy and improves our quality of life.

Shared Values in Public Service

  • Be responsive to customer needs, consider what the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) does in terms of how it benefits our customers, and treat customers with respect, courtesy and fairness.

  • Commit to safety and continuous improvement in everything we do, learning from mistakes and successes alike.

  • Trust, respect, support and encourage each other.

  • Respect and protect the public investment.

  • Make decisions based on facts and sound judgment and accept accountability for our actions.

  • Strengthen our expertise in using information, tools, and technology to achieve high performance and stay on the cutting edge.

  • Think ahead, acting and planning creatively for today and tomorrow.

Code of Ethics

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Virginia and its Department of Transportation, I will:

  • Commit to be a trusted steward of public resources

  • Act with integrity in all relationships and actions in the work environment

  • Abide by Virginia’s Standards of Conduct for employees

  • Not engage in conflicts of interest between my private interest and my professional role

  • Not use public resources for personal gain

  • Not accept or give gifts in violation of the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act

  • Not knowingly make a false or fraudulent statement

  • Not knowingly conduct or condone any illegal or improper activity

Page last modified: April 19, 2023