What is the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program?
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, also known as the STIP, is the Oregon Department of Transportation’s capital improvement plan for state and federally-funded projects. The Oregon Transportation Commission and ODOT develop the STIP in coordination with a wide range of people.
What is the timeframe and process for developing the next STIP?
The Commission began work on the next STIP, which will provide funds for 2027-2030, in 2023. We expect to complete the STIP process in 2026.
There are three steps to developing the 2027-2030 STIP:
- Program allocation: The Commission will distribute funding among programs such as system enhancements, preservation, safety, non-highway, and local roads.
- Project selection: The Commission will review the considerations that guide project selection. ODOT will use data in management systems and advisory committees to create preliminary project lists, estimate costs and schedules, then narrow projects to a final recommended list to include in the draft STIP.
- Public review and approval: The Commission will put the draft STIP out for a formal public comment period. After taking public comment, the Commission will adopt a revised STIP and forward it for review and approval by the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.
What categories of funding does the STIP include and how are projects selected?
Investment Areas for 2027-2030
- Fix-It programs fix or preserve the state's transportation system, including bridges, pavement, culverts, traffic signals and others. ODOT uses data about the conditions of assets to choose the highest priority projects. This is typically the biggest category of funding because ODOT has made it a priority to preserve our existing transportation investments while continuing to improve safety for all users.
- Enhance Highway programs fund projects that enhance or expand and upgrade the state highway system and is a smaller slice of the STIP budget. Enhance projects can include a wide range of investments like new lanes and interchange improvements.
- Safety programs use data on crashes to reduce deaths and injuries on Oregon's roads.
- Non-Highway programs provide dedicated funding for projects that help people get around without a car or bicycle and pedestrian and public transportation programs at both the state and local level.
- Local Government programs direct funding to cities and counties so they can fund priority projects.
- Other Functions including planning and data collection, workforce development and administrative programs funded using federal resources.
How will ODOT and the Commission engage people?
Because the STIP makes significant investments in the transportation system, ODOT and the Commission plan to keep the public informed and seek their input at key points through an open, transparent, and accessible process.
The public is invited to watch Commission meetings online, sign up for ODOT’s STIP email list, participate in meetings and discussions of advisory committees, and provide comment.