Oregon distributes state, FTA and ODOT Surface Transportation Program funds biannually to improve service to the special needs, seniors, and other transit-dependent populations beyond traditional services. Typical projects include vehicle fleet growth and maintenance, facilities, signs, equipment, and purchased service. This allows service providers to maintain assets and services that are safe, in good condition, and designed appropriately for the specified routes and services. Funds can also be used to provide operations, travel training, and information for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
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Special Transportation Fund (STF)
Oregon's STF Program provides financial support to designated counties, transit districts, and Indian tribal governments for special transportation services benefiting seniors and individuals with disabilities. Special Transportation Funds are awarded using a population-based formula and are often used to leverage federal program dollars. Some examples of funded services include training for how to use transit, access and operating support for volunteer and dial-a-ride services, expanding accessible fixed route transit, and providing information about options for those who can no longer drive.
The September 2013 Special Session of the Oregon Legislature added $5 million in state general funds (Supplement A) to the Special Transportation (STF) Program. In October, the Public Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC) provided input on allocation, and in November, the Oregon Transportation Commission approved a population based distribution with a $30,000 biennial minimum allocation. The legislature also requested that $100,000 of the funds be used to continue a pilot project which currently tests activities to improve medical access for veterans.
In February 2014, the Legislature added another $4 million in additional general funds (Supplement B) to the STF program; this second supplement brings the total added funds to $9 million in general funds and restores the program to 2009 funding levels.
In December 2014, the Legislature added another $1.68 million in additional general funds (Supplement C) to the STF program. Total added funds now exceed $10 million.
Project Awards & Solicitation Information
STF Award (Upcoming Biennium 2015-17)
Application (Right-Click & Save As to download)
Advance Grant Programs Notice (includes allocation tables)
Application Solicitation Questions
Web Link Reference Sheet (applications, instructions, and support materials)
STF Award (Current Biennium 2013-15)
Application for Supplemental Funds (Right-Click & Save As to download)
2013-15 STF Allocation (Original & Supplements A, B, C)
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