Section 122 of
HB 2017 Transportation Funding Package 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, has developed 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.
STIF Legislative Report
On Friday, January 31, the Oregon Transportation Commission submitted the STIF Legislative Report on progress and outcomes, consistent with the requirements of HB 2017 to the Joint Committee on Transportation. This 10-page report includes data about service improvements that have occurred after one quarter of funding and improvements that are anticipated by the end of the 19-21 biennium. This data shows ODOT and public transportation providers across Oregon are successfully implementing the STIF program. This report has been formatted for ADA and translated in Spanish. Supporting material includes a one-page document that shows key STIF data, photos, and quotes from people that are benefiting from the public transportation improvements. This document has also been formatted for ADA and translated in Spanish.
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.
STIF revenues are allocated across four funds.
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:
Quarterly Reporting Guidance (FY 2019-21)
Annual Reporting Guidance (FY 2019-21)
Formula Disbursements and Estimates (FY 2019-21)
STIF Plan Guidance and Resources (FY 2019-21)
Updated Formula Fund Guidance and Application Instructions, Dec. 20, 2019
Formula Fund Schedule, April 2019
Formula Fund Guidance Supplemental, Feb 28, 2019
STIF Plan Submissions Page, Nov. 2018 and May 2019
Formula Fund Solicitation Notice and Materials, July, 19, 2018
STIF Plan Process Graphic, May 2018
OTC STIF Plan Rejection Considerations, Oct. 19, 2018
STIF Carry Forward Funds Guidance Oct. 8, 2018
Formula Fund Sub-allocation Guidance
STIF Methods for Calculating Low-Income Households, October 2018
Methods for Calculating Low-Income Households Training PPT, October 2018
Map of Qualified Entities
Discretionary Fund and Intercommunity Discretionary Fund
The Discretionary Fund receives 5 percent of STIF funds. ODOT awards Discretionary funds to public transportation service providers based on a competitive grant process.
The Intercommunity Discretionary Fund receives 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:
STIF Discretionary and Statewide Transit Network Grant Awards for FY 2019-21, July 18, 2019
Recipient Reporting Resources (FY 2019-21)
- STIF Discretionary and STN Reporting Overview Webinar Video, Jan. 16, 2020
- STIF Discretionary and STN Reporting Overview Webinar Q&A, Jan. 16, 2020
- STIF Discretionary and STN Reporting Overview Webinar Presentation, Jan. 16, 2020
Supplemental Guidance on Outcomes Achieved Reporting, Dec. 5, 2019
STIF Discretionary and STN Reporting Guidance, Oct. 24, 2019
STIF QE Low-Income Impact Mitigation Cover Letter, Oct. 2019
STIF PTSP Low-Income Impact Mitigation Form, Oct. 2019
PTSP Reference Guide, Oct. 2019
STIF Agreed-Upon Audit Procedures, May 2019
Application Review and Public Comment (FY 2019-21)
Application Guidance Resources (FY 2019-21)
Technical Resource Center
ODOT uses 1 percent of STIF funds to establish and administer 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.
STIF Resource Library