With the passage of House Bill 2017, Keep Oregon Moving, the state legislature has committed to both the improvement and enhancement of transportation services through the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (“STIF”). For Central Oregon, this means the opportunity to enhance public transportation services to access jobs and community services, improve mobility, and relieve congestion. During the first funding cycle (2019 – 2021), Central Oregon received approximately $8.5 million to invest in public transportation expansion projects.
Crook, Jefferson, and Deschutes Counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs delegated STIF administrative duties to Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) and created advisory committees to help prioritize projects within each community. For more information about STIF advisory committees, visit the COIC STIF page.
Overview of STIF projects by county