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What's Changed?

Enhance and Fix-It for the 2018-2021 STIP


In 2012 the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) and ODOT changed how the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is developed. The STIP is no longer developed as a collection of projects for specific pools of funding dedicated to specific transportation modes or specialty programs. The STIP primarily divided into two broad categories: Fix-It and Enhance.

Enhance: Activities that enhance, expand, or improve the transportation system
Fix-It: Activities that fix or preserve the transportation system

The Fix-It project selection process is similar to prior STIPs, as these projects are developed mainly from ODOT management systems that help identify needs based on technical information for things like pavement and bridges.

The Enhance process was a significant change and reflects ODOT's goal to become a more multimodal agency and make investment decisions based on the system as a whole, not for each mode or project type separately. The agency has requested assistance from our local partners in developing the STIP and identifying those projects that assist in moving people and goods through the transportation system.

Getting Started

Prior to completing an Enhance Proposal Form it is strongly recommended that you contact your ODOT Region Area Manager to discuss proposal ideas. If you have questions about the Enhance process specifics for your Region/ACT it is recommended that you contact your Region Enhance Coordinator.

Region 1 Enhance Coordinator: Talena Adams, 503-731-8235
Region 1 Area Managers:
Contact Kelly Brooks, 503-731-3087.

Region 2 Enhance Coordinator: Terry Cole, 503-986-2674
Region 2 Area Managers:
Northwest Oregon -  Tim Potter, 503-986-2764
Mid-Willamette Valley - Tim Potter, 503-986-2764
Cascades West - Frannie Brindle, 541-757-4104
Lane County - Frannie Brindle, 541-744-8080 

Region 3 Enhance Coordinator: Lisa Cornutt, 541-957-3643
Region 3 Area Managers:
South West - Mark Usselman, 541-396-1142
Rogue Valley - Art Anderson, 541-774-6353

Region 4 Enhance Coordinator: Katie Parlette, 541-388-6037
Region 4 Area Managers:
Lower John Day, Central Oregon - Gary Farnsworth, 541-388-6071
South Central Oregon - Jarod Johnson, 541-883-5778

Region 5 Enhance Coordinator: Jane Goode, 541-963-1325
Region 5 Area Managers:
North East, South East - Ken Patterson, 541-963-1365

Enhance Process Documents

New Requirements   

Project End Date 

FHWA now requires a Project End Date for programming requests. Under this new rule an end date will be established for each project phase before FHWA will authorize funds. FHWA will not authorize payments for costs incurred after the project end date. Changes to the end date will be permitted with sufficient justification. Please review the Commonly Asked Questions and the Federal Guidance Memo. Contact your Region STIP Coordinator if more specific information is needed.

Changes to Intergovernmental Agreements

Please review the newly published Supercircular - 2 CFR 200 for many new requirements around finance, auditing and reporting.

Policy Briefing: Supercircular - 2 CFR 200 FAQ

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