The OTC and ODOT are changing how the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is developed. The STIP will no longer be developed as a collection of programs tied to specific pools of funding dedicated to specific transportation modes or specialty programs. Beginning in the summer of 2012, the STIP will be divided into two broad categories: Fix-It and Enhance. The primary objective of this change is to enable ODOT to take care of the existing transportation assets while still providing a measure of funding to enhance the state and local transportation system in a truly multimodal way.
On August 24, 2011, the Governor John Kitzhaber met with the OTC and talked about his direction and expectations.
His key themes in what types of projects should be selected:
projects with the potential to be both effective and efficient
projects that involve multiple funding sources
projects that are complementary to other projects or community development activities and offer the chance for the whole to be greater than the sum of the parts
In addition, the governor provided:
Investments must achieve multiple objectives
Conduct proactive asset management (strategically take care of what we already have)
Move toward a more multimodal transportation system by maximizing funding flexibility and consider a wider range of community issues and benefits
2015-2018 STIP Enhance Funding Announcement
New Enhance application solicitation - Now Open
ODOT is pleased to announce the opening of the new Enhance application solicitation process for the 2015-2018 STIP. The Oregon Transportation Commission approved moving forward with this new Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) development process at its meeting last week. All applications are due by noon on November 27, 2012.
Completed applications received by the due date and time will be used to develop the list of recommended transportation investments for the 2015-2018 STIP.
Information and Application
This website is your central source for information on the process http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TP/pages/stip_guide.aspx
The above website contains:
- The overall timeline for the process: "Timeline Narrative for STIP Enhance Process"
- The Enhance application form: "Application Form"
Applicants must be Oregon public agencies. This includes; cities, counties, tribes, metropolitan planning organizations, school districts, transit districts, port districts, other special districts, colleges and universities, public airports, and state agencies, etc.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All completed applications must be received by the respective ODOT region prior to noon on Tuesday November 27, 2012.
See the application instructions and application form for more details
Need More information?
Attend the HOW-to Webinar
October 11, 2012
8:30 am- 11:00 am
Learn the details of the STIP Enhance application. Ask questions about how to fill out the application. Anyone considering applying for STIP Enhance Funds is encouraged to attend.
If you have questions, please contact the ODOT region representative listed below. If you're not certain which region to contact, here is a link to the region map http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TDATA/gis/docs/REGIONMAPS/reg_cnty.pdf