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Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund

Background

Section 122 of Keep Oregon Moving (Oregon House Bill 2017) established a new dedicated source of funding for improving or expanding public transportation service in Oregon. This new funding source is called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, or STIF. The Rail and Public Transit Division, or RPTD, is developing programs, and policies to implement the STIF under the oversight of the Oregon Transportation Commission. ODOT staff developed the STIF programs with significant input from the Oregon State Public Transportation Advisory Committee, public transportation providers, and other interested stakeholders. STIF Fact Sheets in both English and Spanish are located on the right navigation bar.

Solicitation Schedule

Learn how to apply for these funds on the ODOT Public Transit Funding Opportunities web page.

STIF Resources

The Oregon "transit tax" is a state payroll tax equal to one-tenth of 1 percent. The Transit Tax is the sole revenue source for STIF. The state will estimate the total funding amount annually. Actual revenues will vary based on transit tax collections. Revenue estimates for the current year are posted in the Formula Fund section below.

STIF revenues are allocated across four funds.

Formula Fund 

The Formula Fund receives 90 percent of STIF funds. ODOT disburses Formula funds to mass transit districts, transportation districts, or counties without either a mass transit or transportation district, and to federally-recognized tribes based on formula allocation.

Formula Fund Resources:

 

Discretionary Fund and Intercommunity Discretionary Fund

The Discretionary Fund is 5 percent of STIF funds. ODOT awards Discretionary funds to public transportation service providers based on a competitive grant process.

The Intercommunity Discretionary Fund is 4 percent of STIF funds. ODOT awards Intercommunity funds to public transportation service providers to improve public transportation between two or more communities based on a competitive grant process. 

Discretionary Fund Resources:


Technical Resource Center

ODOT uses 1 percent of STIF funds to establish a statewide public transportation technical resource center to assist public transportation providers in rural areas and also to administer STIF.

Adopted STIF Rules

The Oregon Transportation Commission adopted the Oregon Administrative Rules to implement the STIF on June 22, 2018 and the rules became effective on July 1, 2018. Potential funding applicants should review the General and relevant program rules (Formula or Discretionary) to determine funding eligibility, application processes, and other requirements.

Resources:


STIF Resource Library


Bus in Eugene 

Resources

STIF Fact Sheet - September 2018

STIF Fact Sheet - September 2018 (Spanish)

Approved STIF Rules June, 2018

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Contact

Karyn Criswell
STIF Implementation Project Manager
503-856-6172503-856-6172

Lynda Viray
STIF Formula Fund Coordinator
503-986-3416

Patrick DePriest
STIF Intercommunity Fund Coordinator
503-986-3312

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