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Transitmix is a new, cutting-edge web-based transit planning application that is turning heads all over the world.

Read a recent article touting this tool and showing how ODOT is leading the way as an early investor. This is just another example of ODOT using new technology to improve Oregon's transportation systems.

ODOT's Rail & Public Transit Division has made it possible for all Oregon transit agencies to use the pro version of this tool for one year at no cost! We will organize webinars in March, 2015 for agencies and individuals who want to learn more. Contact Joel Manning for more details.

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Chapter 600 of the 2013 Oregon Laws require that all state agencies collect Racial and Ethnic Impact Statements and other support documentation from applicants for state-funded grant agreements.

To locate the current form and the accompanying guidance document describing the requirements, click on Program Guides in the left hand navigation bar or use the following links:

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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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ODOT Rail and Public Transit Division held training workshops for §5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, §5311 Formula Grants for Rural Areas, and Special Transportation Fund (STF) programs in December and January.

You can now access training materials on each program-specific page in the Programs and Funds section of this site.

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 March, 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 March 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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