Committee to advise on new grant programs for public transportation

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Oct. 11, 2017

For more information: Karyn Criswell, project manager, 503-856-6172, or Shelley M. Snow, Public Affairs, 503-986-3438,


SALEM – Oregon’s House Bill 2017, also known as Keep Oregon Moving, requires the Oregon Transportation Commission to develop new Oregon Administrative Rules that will help expand public transportation services in Oregon. Section 122 of the law establishes a new statewide public transportation improvement fund, known as STIF, and the new rules will guide distribution of these funds.

The STIF Rules Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting this month with a goal of presenting recommendations to the OTC by spring-summer 2018. This will allow the initial grant agreements with public transit providers to be in place by January, 2019.

The committee includes representatives of large and small urban, rural, Tribal, and non-government transit providers, counties, cities and businesses; bicycle and pedestrian advocates; environmental advocates; equity advocates; seniors and individuals with disabilities; social and human service interest representatives; and others. The full member list and charter are available online.

The first meeting is 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Oregon Department of Energy Building, 550 Capitol St. NE in Salem. Committee meetings are open to the public and meeting materials will be posted one week before the meeting on the project website. Accommodations will be provided to persons with disabilities. To request an accommodation to participate in this meeting, please call Rhonda Urben at 503-856-3412,, or statewide relay at 7-1-1 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Accessible parking is available in the Oregon Department of Energy parking lot immediately adjacent to the northeast with access from Marion Street NE.

Find out more and sign up for email updates and meeting notifications by visiting the STIF website: