With the passage of House Bill 2017, Keep Oregon Moving, the Oregon Legislature made a significant investment in transportation to advance what Oregonians value—a vibrant economy with good jobs, strong communities with high quality of life, a clean and safe environment, and healthy people. The centerpiece of Keep Oregon Moving is the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF). This fund provides a new dedicated source of funding to expand public transportation service in Oregon communities. STIF resources are used for public transportation purposes and support the effective planning, deployment, operation, and administration of STIF funded public transportation programs. These uses include, but are not limited to, creating new transit systems, maintaining systems and plans to improve transit services. The STIF resources provide matching funds for state or federal grant dollars used to provide public transportation. In the first funding cycle STIF resources are intended to primarily fund, expand, and improve services. In future funding cycles, STIF funds will continue to expand, maintain and creating plans to improve the services established during the first funding cycle.
Umatilla County STIF Formula Fund Plan 2022-2023
Adopted by Board of Commissioners March 17, 2021
The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners adopted the STIF Formula Fund Plan for 2022-2023 at a public hearing on March 17, 2021. The adopted plan is consistent with the recommendation of the STIF Advisory Committee.
STIF Advisory Committee
The Umatilla County Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Advisory Committee consists of at least seven members appointed by the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners. The purpose of the committee is to advise and assist the Board of Commissioners on matters related to the enhancement of local and regional public transit services provided within Umatilla County through the STIF.
Local Transit Plans
Umatilla County Coordinated Human Services Plan
Morrow/Umatilla County Transit Strategies Plan
Adopted by Board of Commissioners October 21, 2020
Adopted by Board of Commissioners October 25, 2018
|Umatilla County Coordinated Human Services Plan|
|Hermiston to Boardman Connector Strategic Report|
Adopted by Board of Commissioners October 20, 2021
|Hermiston to Boardman Connector|
Current Projects and Awards
Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Formula Fund Discretionary and Intercommunity Program
News Release - May 14, 2021
SALEM – The Oregon Transportation Commission yesterday approved funding more than $233 million in projects from several different programs – all aimed at supporting multimodal transportation options across the state. All the programs are housed in ODOT’s Public Transportation Division, and Administrator Karyn Criswell praised the work of those involved in getting to this point.
“These awards represent a culmination of hundreds if not thousands of cumulative hours of effort on the part of staff, our advisory committees and local agency partners,” Criswell said. “The rigor and thoughtfulness that our team and our partners bring to identifying and prioritizing needs, formulating project selection criteria that advance our mobility, social equity, safety, climate and other goals, and carefully scoring and ranking applications is truly inspiring and frankly, just amazing! And you did it all during a pandemic, which added complexity to our processes.”
Here is the breakdown of programs and total amounts approved. Links provide more information about each program.
- Oregon Community Paths Program: Commissioners approved 21 projects in this new program, ranging from the Belt Park Greenway Trail in Hermiston to the Berkeley Park Path in Eugene; $15.1 million.
- 2021-23 STIF Plans for Formula Funds: This includes approving 41 Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund plans, which will help counties, tribes and transit districts improve their transportation options; $194,229,876.
- STIF Discretionary and Statewide Transit Network Fund programs: These approved projects from counties, tribes and transit districts include things like adding signage, building shelters, purchasing buses and more; $22,613,596.
- 5304 Statewide Transportation Planning Grant Program: These grants allow entities to develop and update transit and public transportation plans; $1,014,424.
Multimodal projects like these are key contributors to all three of ODOT's Strategic Action Plan priorities: equity, a modern transportation system and sufficient and reliable funding. The Oregon Community Paths Program is a new program dedicated to help plan and build off-road walking and biking paths that connect communities and destinations. Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund programs help communities and regions offer options to driving a vehicle, reduce congestion, and lower greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector by improving public transportation, both within cities and between them.
Dedicated funding for the Oregon Community Paths Program is a result of HB 2592 (2019), which established the Multimodal Active Transportation Fund, comprised of Connect Oregon funds, a portion of the Vehicle Privilege Tax, and the Bicycle Excise tax. The statewide allocation of the Transportation Alternatives component of Federal Highway funds is also dedicated to the program. For the program’s first cycle, an additional $4 million in Oregon Transportation Operating Funds were added to help bring total funding to $15.1 million.
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund originated with Keep Oregon Moving (HB 2017), the Oregon legislature’s historic funding program, and it is funded in large part by a one-tenth of 1 percent payroll tax.
For more information, contact Marsha Hoskins, Public Transportation Policy and Implementation manager, 503-986-3266
Umatilla County Public Transit Coordinator
Department of Land Use Planning
216 SE 4th ST
Pendleton, OR 97801