Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF)

About the 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 advance what Oregonians value—a vibrant economy with good jobs, strong communities with high quality of life, a clean and safe environment, and healthy people. The 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.

STIF resources are used for public transportation purposes and 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, maintaining systems and plans to improve transit services. The STIF resources provide matching funds for state or federal grant dollars used to provide public transportation.

In the first funding cycle STIF resources are intended to primarily fund, expand, and improve services. In future funding cycles, STIF funds will continue to expand, maintain and creating plans to improve the services established during the first funding cycle.

STIF Advisory Committee

The Umatilla County Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Advisory Committee consists of at least seven members appointed by the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners. The purpose of the committee is to advise and assist the Board of Commissioners on matters related to the enhancement of local and regional public transit services provided within Umatilla County through the STIF.

Advisory Committee Bylaws
View Committee Bylaws

Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes
View meeting agenda and minutes
Advisory Committee Members:

Linda Carter
Teresa Dutcher
Jose Garcia
Esmeralda Horn
Doug Primmer
JD Tovey
Seth Whitmer

Committee Application

Local Transit Plans

Umatilla County Coordinated Human Services Plan

Adopted by Board of Commissioners October 25, 2018

Umatilla Coordinated Human Services Plan

Morrow/Umatilla County Transit Strategies Plan

Adopted by Board of Commissioners October 25, 2018

Morrow/Umatilla County Transit Strategies

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Umatilla County STIF Formula Fund Plan 2019-2021

Adopted by Board of Commissioners October 25, 2018

STIF Formula Fund Plan

The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners adopted the STIF Formula Fund Plan for 2019-2021 at a public hearing on October 25, 2018. The adopted plan is consistent with the recommendation of the STIF Advisory Committee.

Additional STIF Resources:

Oregon Department of Transportation STIF Webpage

Approved STIF Oregon Administrative Rules
Administrative Rules


Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund: 2019 Formula Fund Cycle

Public Transportation Service Providers (PTSP’s) are hereby notified that Umatilla County is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Formula Fund cycle. Interested PTSP’s (see definition found in OAR 732-040-0005) who are eligible, shall complete the STIF Plan Template available online at the following link: Completed STIF plan templates must be submitted to the Umatilla County Planning Department by 5:00 pm on October 5, 2018.

Applications will be reviewed and ranked by the Umatilla County STIF Advisory Committee in accordance with Umatilla County STIF Advisory Committee Bylaws and Oregon Administrative Rules. The Advisory Committee will make a recommendation to the Umatilla County Board of Commissioners, who will determine the final selection of projects to be included in the 2019 STIF Plan.

For further information concerning the above request, please contact Bob Waldher, Planning Director, at the Umatilla County Planning Department, 216 SE 4th Street, Courthouse, Pendleton, Oregon 97801; telephone (541) 278-6251; email