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Important news for STF Agencies currently participating in the Elderly and Disabled Special Transportation Fund: The Legislature approved a third STF supplement in December, Supplement C, totaling $1,680,000. The funds are available now.

STF agencies that already applied for Supplements A and B will receive an amendment from Rail and Public Transit Division (RPTD) to add the allocated Supplement C funds to their existing 2013-15 STF agreements. RPTD will deliver these amendments to listed STF agency contacts by e-mail in January. Please sign and return your agency's amendment as soon as possible to obligate your STF Supplement C funds.

Agencies that have not yet applied for STF Supplement A and/or B will receive specific instructions on how to apply for all remaining supplements in RPTD's January email.

Go to the Enhanced Mobility / Special Needs tab in the Programs & Funds section of this website, then scroll down to the STF section to view the updated allocation table and other related instructions and materials.

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Public comment accepted through January 30, 2015

The Oregon Transportation Commission released the Draft Oregon Transportation Options Plan. It is open for public review and comment through January 30, 2015. There is an Oregon Transportation Commission Public Hearing on January 15, 2015 in Salem, Oregon. See the ODOT Transportation Options Plan page for more information.

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ODOT Rail and Public Transit Division will hold training workshops for §5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, §5311 Formula Grants for Rural Areas, and Special Transportation Fund (STF) programs beginning in December. (The §5311(f) Intercity program will be addressed separately.)

Visit the Reference Tab on our Training page for access to agendas, training materials, and application materials.

You may participate in any of the sessions in person via teleconference or via your computer using Join.Me.

Please save the date and attend one of the following training sessions:

  • December 16, 2014 - Salem, OR - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 3301 Market St NE
  • December 17, 2014 - Bend, OR - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at ODOT Region 4 Project Delivery Building M, 63055 N Hwy 97
  • January 16, 2015 - Grants Pass, OR - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Josephine County Public Works, 201 River Heights Way
  • January 22, 2015 - Pendleton, OR - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Kayak Transit, 46411 Timine Way

Please RSVP for the in-person sessions to Emily.S.Fagin@odot.state.or.us. Please include names and addresses for all attendees so we have an accurate count for lunch and so we can share materials and additional details as they become available.

For further questions about this training, contact your Regional Transit Coordinator.

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Bicyclists around Oregon are invited to help ODOT and PSU improve cycling all across the state.

ODOT and PSU partnered on a new crowd-sourcing smartphone bike app that will collect data to help calibrate bicycle planning tools and highlight both safety needs and new intermodal connections. This will help us better understand Oregon bicycling behavior across the state. We need to hear from all levels of users to get a complete picture. We also hope to gather data on safety issues including non-fatal crashes (which are significantly under-reported) and near-misses. Your feedback is crucial to identify locations with safety problems.

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The §5339 Bus & Bus Facilities Recommendation Notice will be an agenda item at the Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC) meeting in January, 2015.

The new FTA formula program §5339 Bus & Bus Facilities replaces the §5309 discretionary grant program. General public providers who operate fixed route service in small urban (population between 50,000 - 200,000) and rural (population below 50,000) communities are eligible to apply. The current award cycle is only for replacement vehicles, which includes right-sizing replacements.

PTAC will accept comments at the January meeting. When the final vehicle replacement list is complete, we will post it to this website.

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ODOT Rail and Public Transit Division is preparing to solicit for 2015-2017 projects.

Applications for projects for the new biennium will be available soon for the following programs:

For information about the current solicitation, refer to the Advance Grant Program Notice or contact your Regional Transit Coordinator.

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The Oregon Public Transportation conference is one of the largest transit events of the year and this year's conference was a wonderful success. Training session materials and other details will be posted as they become available.

 Event: October 19 - 22, 2014
 Location: Seaside Civic & Convention Center in Seaside, Oregon    Agenda

Oregon Public Transportation Conference 2014

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