Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund

Janet Binger


Connie Wood

Over 65 & Community At-Large

Jan Curtis

Over 65 & Community At-Large

Joe Hayes

Out of District Boundaries - Baker County

Katy Nelson


Al Altnow



Section 122 of Keep Oregon Moving (Oregon House Bill 2017) established a new dedicated source of funding for expanding public transportation service in Oregon. This new funding source is called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, or STIF. The Oregon Transportation Commission adopted the Oregon Administrative Rules to implement the STIF on June 22 and the rules became effective on July 1, 2018.


  • Intended to expand public transportation services in Oregon, not to backfill existing fund.
  • Flexible statewide funds intended for all forms of transit, with emphasis on general public transit.
  • Goals of HB 2017: expand access to jobs, improve mobility, relieve congestion, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Special focus on low-income populations.


“STIF” - Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund - statewide fund established by HB2017 to receive and distribute the new public transit employee tax revenues, and may also receive other funds from the Legislature in the future.

“Qualified Entity” - Mass Transit District, Transportation District, County Government, or Federally-recognized Indian Tribe which will receive funds from the STIF.

“Public Transportation Provider” - a Qualified Entity, city, county, special district, intergovernmental entity or other public entity that provides public transportation services (not a non-profit)

“Advisory Committee” - committee appointed by the Qualified Entity governing body (BOC) to advise and assist them in reviewing the STIF Plan, prioritizing projects, and recommending funding.

“STIF Plan” - means the local plan required by HB2017 which has been reviewed by an Advisory Committee and adopted by the local governing body.

What does it fund?

  • Formula Program 90% - allocated to Qualified Entities based on distribution of employee tax where employees work. Planning, administration, transit operations, facilities, capital vehicles, equipment, and technology are eligible for funding.
  • Discretionary Program 5% - Statewide competitive grant program for capital vehicles, facilities, equipment, technology, planning, and research. Ongoing operations are not eligible. Will require a 10% local match.
  • Inter-Community Grant Program 4% - Statewide competitive grant for transit service connecting communities. Ongoing operations will be eligible for funding along with all other activities. The OTC will set priorities for this program.
  • ODOT Technical Resource Center 1% - to administer the statewide programs and provide assistance to local agencies with planning and data gathering.

Public Announcement – Advisory Committee Vacancy

Grant County Transportation District has two current vacancies on the State Transportation Improvement Fund Advisory Committee. This committee provides recommendations to the Board of Directors related to grant funding. If you would like to apply to the committee, an application can be picked up at 229 NE Dayton St, John Day. You can also email Alesa Molyneux at



A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Grant County Transportation District, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025 will be held on May 21, 2024 at 12:30pm at the John Day Fire Hall, 316 S Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This meeting will also be available online: You can also dial in using your phone US 1-408-650-3123, access code: 824-153-3123. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 5, 2023 at the People Mover Bus Station between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm. The Budget Committee Notice is posted on our website:

Next Meeting

May 21, 2024 at 12:30


John Day Fire Hall

316 S Canyon Blvd.

John Day, OR 97845




1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 423-895-229

The Board reserves the right to recess to Executive Session as may be required any time during the board meeting ORS 192.660(2). Special accomodations may be requested by contacting the District Manager in advance 541-575-2370.