OTC awards grants that expand public transportation in Oregon

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Investments will fill in gaps in public transportation around the state

July 18, 2019

For more information: Marsha Hoskins, Public Transportation manager, 503-986-3266, Marsha.A.Hoskins@odot.state.or.us

SALEM – Today, the Oregon Transportation Commission awarded more than $19 million in Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund Discretionary Program and Statewide Transit Network Program funding. The 2019-21 awards were made after a competitive statewide process that will distribute nearly $10.6 million in STIF Discretionary, $7.3 million in STIF Intercommunity Discretionary and $1.3 million in Federal Transit Administration Intercity (Section 5311(f)) funds.

Thirty-seven (37) recipients will use the funds for improvements such as adding new routes to fill gaps in the statewide transit network. They also will increase the frequency of transit service, purchase 38 buses and more than 400 new pieces of equipment (e.g., security cameras, electronic fare systems) and construct or renovate transit facilities.

The list of project awards and the submitted applications are available on the website. This is the competitive grant award under the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, which was established by the Oregon State Legislature through HB 2017. See the STIF website for more information.