Comment on ODOT funding scenarios by Friday, December 11

New STIP funding scenarios (BikePortland.org)

UPDATE 12/16/2020: On Dec. 15, 2020, the Oregon Transportation Commission approved record ‘non-highway’ funding.

  • The Oregon Dept. of Transportation is adopting a funding scenario to guide how $2.2 billion will be invested from 2024 to 2027.
  • BEST is collecting resources here.
  • The public may submit written comments by Friday, Dec. 11, at 5:00 p.m.
  • The public may also testify live on Tuesday, Dec. 15, starting at 5:00 p.m.

Program categories

As with the last STIP, the OTC plans to divide funds among six program categories:

  • Enhance Highway: Highway projects that expand or enhance the transportation system.
  • Fix-It: Projects that maintain or fix the state highway system.
  • Safety: Projects focused on reducing fatal and serious injury crashes.
  • Non-Highway: Bicycle, pedestrian, public transportation and transportation options projects and programs.
  • Local Programs: Funding to local governments for priority projects.
  • Other Functions: Workforce development, planning and data collections and administrative programs using federal resources. (Source: ODOT)

Addressing Climate Change

Under a new Executive Order from Governor Brown, ODOT will find ways to address greenhouse gas emissions through projects in the STIP. ODOT plans to look at how different ways of dividing up the money among programs will impact GHG emissions, and we will also use GHG emissions as one of the criteria for picking the best projects. (Source: ODOT)

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