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
Norma Barber

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

Current Project and Awards

Umatilla County is updating the Coordinated Human Services Public Transportation Plan.

Eastern Oregon Business Source (EOBS), a local company, is working with local stakeholders and interested residents to update and identify the needs and investment priorities for public transportation spending across Umatilla County. Projects submitted for FTA and ODOT funding must be included in the Coordinated Plan, and many other funders look positively on inclusion in this type of plan.

Through surveys, public meetings and in person interviews, EOBS consultants are trying to include as many different voices as possible in the discussion about public transportation needs in Umatilla County. If you would like to be a stakeholder and provide input on the Coordinated Human Services Public Transportation Plan, or have questions, please contact Nick Nash, Eastern Oregon Business Source at his email address:

Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Formula Fund Program

The Oregon Transportation Commission approved funding, through the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF), totaling $161 million. This is the first round of applications for the new Oregon Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, or STIF, and it includes applications from 18 eligible transit providers.

The funds will help expand transit services in communities around the state to better serve all Oregonians. The emphasis is on increasing frequency, reducing fares for low-income communities, purchasing low- or no-emission buses in urban areas, improving connections between cities and more.

Keep Oregon Moving, the historic transportation funding package (HB 2017), established the STIF. To learn more about the program and other STIF funding opportunities, visit the STIF Project website at ODOT.

To learn more about the award, please view the full article at the following link:

Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Discretionary and Intercommunity Program

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.

For details please read article at the following link:

Please view the link above for Umatilla County STIF Formula Fund Plan 2019-2021.

For further information about the award process, please contact Staci Kunz, Transit Consultant, by telephone (541) 215-7652; or email