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Enhance
Projects that enhance, expand or improve the transportation system
 
 
The Enhance program receives 24 percent of the statewide funding programmed in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  
 
These funds will be allocated to projects through a competitive grant application process. The list of Enhance projects to be included the draft STIP will be determined by the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC), based on recommendations from the Region 1 STIP Project Selection Committee, which includes representatives from local governments, public agencies and the citizenry.
 
Public agencies, such as cities and counties, were encouraged to submit applications to fund eligible projects with Enhance funds. Non-profit organizations also were encouraged to partner with public agencies on project applications, where applicable.  
 
Eligible Projects Include:
  • Bike/ped facilities on or off the highway right-of-way
  • Development STIP (D-STIP): work on projects that will not be ready for construction or implementation within the four years of the STIP
  • Modernization projects
  • Transportation Enhancement
  • Projects eligible for Flexible Funds (bike/ped, transit and Transportation Demand Management projects, plans, programs and services)
  • Protective right-of-way purchases
  • Public Transportation (capital only, not operations)
  • Recreation trails
  • Safe Routes to School infrastructure projects
  • Scenic byways
  • Transportation Demand Management projects
   

Project Selection

In September 2013, the Region 1 STIP Project Selection Committee voted to include 25 proposed projects onto the Recommended 100% Enhance Project List, which allocates $66M of available Enhance funding. The 100% Enhance project list will be presented to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) for consideration and approval in October.
 
In February 2013, the Region 1 STIP Project Selection Committee voted to include 43 of the applications on the 150% project list, which represents 150% of the available Enhance funding. In fall 2013, the Committee will further refine the list of funded projects and a 100% project list will be presented to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) for consideration.

View ODOT 2015-18 STIP Enhance Projects - 150% List in a larger map

Interactive Google Map of the 150% Enhance Project List*

 
 
ODOT Region 1 received at total of 97 applications for Enhance funding from local government agencies in November 2012. Subsequently, three of those applications were removed from consideration because they were located outside the Region 1 boundaries or because they didn't meet the eligibility requirements.
 
 
* One of the projects included on the 150% list involves multiple locations and cannot be shown on a map:
 

Tell us what you think

Click here to submit comments about the projects being considered for Enhance funding. Please specifiy which project(s) you are commenting on in your email. Comments on the 150% project lists will be accepted through June 30, 2013. Additional input opportunities will occur in late 2013 and 2014. 
 

Region 1 STIP Project Selection Committee

In summer 2012, Region 1 created a regionwide Project Selection Committee to develop and refine the Enhance project list. Each county in Region 1 was asked to appoint four people to serve on this committee along with representatives from other regional agencies. The committee members are as follows:

Clackamas County:

Paul Savas, County Commissioner

Donna Jordan, Lake Oswego City Councilor

Joel Halloran, Director of Transportation/Traffic for Fred Meyer

Stephan Lashbrook, Wilsonville Transit Director

 

Hood River County:

Ron Rivers, County Commission Chair

Kate McBride, Hood River City Councilor

Fred Duckwall, President of Duckwall-Pooley Fruit Company

Dave Winsor, Plant Manager at Cardinal Glass Industries

 

Multnomah County:

Diane McKeel, County Commissioner

Shane Bemis, City of Gresham Mayor

Barbara Ramirez Spencer, citizen representative, Leadership and Organizational Development consultant

Kenneth Tracy, Transportation Analyst for Boeing

 

Washington County:

Roy Rogers, County Commissioner

Monique Beikman, Tualatin City Councilor

Philip Wu, Clinical Pediatric Lead for Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute

David Mills, Portland Office Manager for Kittelson & Associates

 

Other:

Jason Tell, ODOT Region 1 Manager

Bill Wyatt, Executive Director at the Port of Portland

Steve Novick, Portland City Commissioner

Neil McFarlane, General Manager at TriMet
Carlotta Collette, Metro Councilor, Chair of the Joint Policy Advisory Commission on Transportation

Project Selection Committee Meeting Information

Committee meetings are open to the public. Sign up for the Region 1 STIP Update email list to receive meeting notices.

 

Timeline


S
eptember 24, 2012
Enhance application process began
 
November 27, 2012
Enhance application deadline
 
December 2012 - March 2013
Region 1 STIP Project Selection Committee reviews applications and creates preliminary Enhance project list
 
March 2013 - July 2013
ODOT staff research the projects included on the Enhance list and develop cost estimates
 
July - October 2013
The Region 1 STIP Project Selection Committee reviews the applications, staff research and cost estimates, and selects the refined project list. This list is then provided to the OTC for consideration.
 
Winter/Spring 2014
The OTC releases the official draft STIP for public review and input, which includes both the Fix-It and Enhance projects.