A Big Investment in Oregon’s Transportation System
The Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs act includes a five-year reauthorization of existing federal highway, transit, safety and rail programs as well as new programs and increased funding. In total, Oregon will receive at least $4.5 billion over the next five years. This includes over $1 billion in additional federal funding from 2022-26 — a 38% increase, and an additional $200 million in transit funding over that same period — a 35% increase.
Where Is the Money Going?
IIJA funds are helping us address many of our most pressing transportation challenges. The money is going toward projects around the state that benefit drivers, transit riders, cyclists and pedestrians, help maintain roads and bridges, and address climate change.
Of the IIJA funding, approximately $412 million is flexible and can be used for a variety of purposes. At their March 30 meeting, the OTC took the input they received and prioritized the flexible funds on main streets, accessibility, repair, and air quality. They directed investments that address some of the critical needs of our transportation system while also approving expenditures in areas focused on a more equitable, safe, resilient, and sustainable transportation system.
Get details on how we will spend funding.
Learn more about new dedicated formula funding programs, see summaries of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Carbon Reduction, Bridge, and PROTECT programs.
Your Priorities Addressed
Community priorities drive decisions
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We talked to Oregonians to gather input for the Oregon Transportation Commission's consideration on how to allocate additional federal funding. These activities included:
- Discussions with Area Commissions on Transportation, modal advisory committees, and metropolitan planning organization policy boards.
- Discussions with the Governor's Racial Justice Council and groups representing marginalized communities.
- An online open house
- Written comments from the public and stakeholders.
- Public comments at commission meetings.
Funding for Local Governments
The IIJA increased funding to existing local programs, and the OTC created two new local funding opportunities. We will administer statewide competitive grant programs that local governments can apply for.
Read more about these programs. In addition to these amounts, the Portland, Salem and Eugene metropolitan planning organizations will receive additional federal funding from the Surface Transportation Block Grant, Transportation Alternatives, and Carbon Reduction Program.