Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund Rules Advisory Committee public meting and open house on 11/14 in Salem. Click here for details.

STIF Rules Advisory Committee will review draft Formula program rules for distributing new transit funding

For more information: Karyn Criswell, project manager, 503-856-6172, karyn.c.criswell@odot.state.or.us

The Rules Advisory Committee, formed to recommend rules to award funds that will improve public transportation throughout Oregon, will meet from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 at ODOT’s Region 2 campus in Building X, 855 Airport Road SE, Salem. A public listening session will be held immediately after the meeting. Both gatherings will focus on reviewing and receiving feedback on the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Formula Program rules.

The meetings are open to the public and include time for comment. To request an accommodation to participate, please call Rhonda Urben at 503-986-3412, Rhonda.urben@odot.state.or.us, or statewide relay at 7-1-1 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Accessible parking is available in front of Building X.

Committee members and staff from ODOT will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. to talk with community members, answer questions and accept public comment in an informal setting. Community members throughout Oregon may listen to the committee meeting and provide comments on the draft Formula program rules. The draft Formula program rules will be posted on the STIF project website on November 7 and public comments will be accepted through November 21 at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/RPTD/Pages/STIF.aspx.

ODOT is accepting comments on draft General and Formula Rules. As Rules Advisory Committee members, we welcome comments on any sections of the draft Rules document available on the project Website (and attached). ODOT also has a survey running from November 7 – 21 here https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3966574/STIF-Draft-Rules. The survey is on on the Draft General and Formula Fund rules including these sections:

· Use of Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund
· STIF Formula Planning Requirements
· Advisory Committee Requirements
· Qualified Entities Distribution of Formula Program Moneys

The STIF is a centerpiece of the Keep Oregon Moving (HB 2017) transportation bill from the recent Oregon legislative session. The Oregon Transportation Commission will adopt administrative rules in 2018 to distribute STIF funds to qualified transportation providers.

Find out more and sign up for email updates and meeting notifications by visiting the STIF website: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/RPTD/Pages/STIF.aspx.