THE PEOPLE MOVER

Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund

Lori Wyllie

Angie Uptmor

Connie Wood

Corum Ketchum

Jan Curtis

Sandi Johnson

Deronda Lallatin

Joe Hayes

Background on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund


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.

Purpose of HB2017 Transit Funding


  • 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.

Definitions


“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.

Establishes Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) to 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.

NOTICE OF STF & STIF COMMITTEE MEETINGS


The Special Transportation Fund Advisory Committee and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund Advisory Committee for Grant County Transportation District will hold a public meeting on September 14, 2022 at 12:00PM. this meeting will be held at the John Day Fire Hall at 316 S. Canyon Blvd, John Day. This meeting will also be available via video and teleconference. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the STF and STIF allocations for the fiscal year July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024, and receive a presentation from consultants that are updating the GCTD Coordinated Plan. Any person may comment during this public meeting to discuss the use of STF or STIF funds or the updating of the plans. Questions or comments regarding the STF or SITF funds must be submitted via email to peoplemover@outlook.com, or via letter to PO Box 126, John Day, OR 97845 prior to September 13, 2022, at 5:00pm. The STF & STIF Committee Notice and link to the video and teleconference is posted on our website at www.grantcountypeoplemover.com.

Next Meeting

September 14, 2022 at 12:00PM

IN PERSON

John Day Fire Hall

316 S Canyon Blvd.

John Day, OR 97845

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PHONE

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.

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