Committee to hold fifth meeting to draft rules for consolidated public transportation program
Sept. 29, 2021
For more information: Maggie Charles, 503-986-3300
SALEM – The Consolidated STIF Rules Advisory Committee will hold its fifth meeting at 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 30 via Zoom. Agenda items include a review of local plan requirements and a preview of topics for the sixth and final RAC meeting next month. The committee will also revisit a discussion from Meeting 3 on methods for sub-allocating STIF Formula funds in the consolidated program. The committee’s goal is to present revised Oregon Administrative Rules to the Oregon Transportation Commission for adoption by January 2022.
Consolidation of the Special Transportation Fund (STF) and Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) public transportation funding programs was directed by Senate Bill 1601, which passed in the July 2020 First Special Session of the Oregon State Legislature. The purpose of this merger is to increase efficiency and funding reliability for public transportation providers throughout Oregon.
The agenda, materials, and link to join this meeting are available on the project website. Committee meetings are open to the public, and we encourage and welcome feedback from the public during this process. Methods for sharing comments are as follows:
At any time during the RAC process, please feel free to submit a comment using the Comments form located at ODOT Consolidated STIF Rulemaking Comments (office.com). Comments will be collected and shared with RAC members prior to each meeting.
You may also submit comments or questions to Maggie Charles, STIF Formula Program Coordinator, at Maggie.Charles@odot.state.or.us
At RAC Meetings:
There will be a 30-minute public comment period before and after each RAC meeting so, if you’d prefer to share your comments live at one of the virtual RAC meetings, please refer to the schedule provided on the project website. We ask that anyone planning to provide public comment during these periods join the meeting during the first 10 minutes and put your name in the chat. We will take comments in the order that names appear. We will do our best to accommodate everyone during these 30-minute windows.
The committee includes representatives of: large and small urban, rural, Tribal, and non-governmental transit providers and users; counties and cities; bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups; environmental advocacy groups; veterans advocacy groups; advocates for older adults, people with disabilities, and paratransit public transportation users; and social and human service groups. The full member list and charter are available online.
To request an accommodation to participate in this meeting, please call Katrina Smith at 503-986-3744 or statewide relay at 7-1-1.