Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF)
With the passage of House Bill 2017, Keep Oregon Moving, the Oregon Legislature made a significant investment in transportation to help advance the things that Oregonians value - a vibrant economy with good jobs, strong communitites with high quality of life, a clean environment, and safe, healthy people. A 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.
Purpose and use of Funds:
STIF resources may be used for public transportation purposes that 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 and services, maintaining or continuing systems and services, creating plans to improve service, and to meet match requirements for state or federal funds used to provide public trnasportation services. It is intended to primarily fund expanded or improved services in the first funding cycle. In future funding cycles, it may fund the maintenance of services that were expanded or improved during the first funding cycle.
Advisory Committess are required to assist Qualified Entities in carrying out the purposes of the STIF including advising on the projects to be funded by STIF moneys. Qualified Entities are defined in the rule as a county in which no part of a mass transit district or transportation district exists, a mass transit district, a transportation district or an Indian Tribe. A Qualified Entity may use an existing advisory committee, combine committees, or join with another Qualified Entity to appoint a joint advisory committee as long as the committee meets the STIF requirements established in rule. Each advisory committee must include diverse interest, perspectives, geography and reflect the population demographics of the area. Members need to knowledeable about the public transportation needs of residents or employees in the area.
Malheur County Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Advisory Committee Members:
Click HERE for a STIF Advisory Committee Application
Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) By-Laws (adopted 10.3.2018)(PDF)
Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) By-Law Amendement (adopted 1.2.2018)(PDF)