STIF & STF Programs

Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF)

stif.jpgWith 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.

Crook, Jefferson, and Deschutes Counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs recently delegated STIF administrative activities to Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) and are creating advisory committees to help shape the future of public transportation. The goal of STIF advisory committees is to prioritize projects and coordinate both local and regional focused transit projects and services. STIF Advisory committees will meet regularly throughout the year with specific dates and times to be determined.

The application process for Crook, Jefferson, and Deschutes County, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs STIF advisory committees has concluded. COIC staff developed STIF applications in paper and electronic formats (in both English and Spanish) This effort involved COIC staff traveling to each QE to conduct the following activities:

  • Placing physical STIF committee information (e.g. and paper applications (in both English and Spanish) at popular public locations (e.g. libraries, Chambers of Commerce, City Halls, County Buildings) and at bus stops and in buses.
  • Posting STIF committee information and application links (in both English and Spanish) to QE websites, the COIC website, CET social media platforms and newsletters.
  • Announcements of the STIF application process via press releases and during numerous partner meetings throughout the region.

STIF application and recruitment outreach summaries can be accessed via the following links:

Crook County STIF Summarized Application Process_Final_12.28.18

Jefferson County STIF Advisory Committee Application Summary_Final_12.27.8

CTWS STIF Application Summary_final_3.8.19

Deschutes County STIF Scoring Committee Instructions and Application Summaries_FINAL_2.19.19

2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Advisory Committee Meetings:

Jefferson County

Jefferson County STIF Advisory Committee Meeting were held on March 5 and April 2 at the Jefferson County Annex in Madras (66 SE D. St.). Download materials using the following links:

Public Meeting Notice_STIF Advisory Committee Meetings_March and April 2019

3.5.19 Jefferson County STIF and 3.8 STF Public Meeting Notice_

3.5.19 Jefferson County STIF Meeting_Full Packet

3.5.19 Jefferson County STIF Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes_FINAL

4.2.19 Jefferson County STIF Meeting Packet_FINAL

Jefferson County STIF Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes 4.2.19_FINAL

STIF background information and meeting schedules can also be found on the Jefferson County website.

Jefferson County STIF members include:

Emma Mae Smith

Sam Robinson (alternate Corrina Gepp)

Elaine Henderson (alternate E. Naomi Jacks)

John Smallwood

Patrick Hanenkrat

Andrea Breault

Kenneth Bicart

Download the Jefferson County STIF Advisory Committee Bylaws

Crook County

Crook County STIF Advisory Committee Meetings were held on March 7 and April 4 at the Crook County Annex, 320 NE Court St, Prineville, OR. Download materials using the following links:

Public Meeting Notice_STIF Advisory Committee Meetings_March and April 2019

Public Meeting Notice_Crook County STIF and STF Advisory Committees 2.27.19 and 3.7.19

3.7.19 Crook County STIF Meeting Packet_Revised

Crook County STIF Meeting Minutes_3.7.19_FINAL_Revised.docx

4.4.19 Crook County STIF Meeting Packet_FINAL

Crook County STIF Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes_4.4.19_FINAL

Crook County STIF background information and meeting schedules can be found on the Crook County website.

Crook County appointed STIF members include:

Patty Thomason
Dennis Marston
Joshua Smith
Shannon Dearth
Melody Kendall
Andrea Breault
Rachel Zakem (Alternate for Andrea Breault)
Keya Rohovit-Wrolson
Allen Dendy
Nicholas Widmer
Kim Curley
Dan Swearingen (Alternate for Allen Dendy)
Neva McPherson

Download the Crook County STIF Bylaws

Deschutes County

Deschutes County STIF Advisory Committee Meetings were held on March 21 and March 5 at the Deschutes County Services Building, DeArmond Room (1300 NW Wall St). Download materials using the following links:

Public Meeting Notice_STIF Advisory Committee Meetings_March and April 2019

3.21.19 Deschutes STIF Meeting Packet

3.21.19 Deschutes County STIF Meeting Minutes_FINAL

4.5.19_Deschutes STIF Meeting Packet_Final_Revised

Deschutes STIF Advisory Committee Minutes 4.5.19_FINAL

Deschutes County STIF_Discretionary Project Ranking

Deschutes County STIF background information and meeting schedules can be found on the Deschutes County website.

Deschutes County appointed STIF members include:

Susan Altman
Andrea Breault
Ken Thorpe
Jonathon Bullock
Steve Wilson (alternate)
Katie Bauer
Iman Simmons
Sintha Townsend
Zachary Bass
Kelsey Rook
Andrew Davis (alternate)
Ryan Couch
Matthew Schmitz

Download the Deschutes County STIF bylaws_2019-059

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs STIF Meetings were held on March 28 and April 8 at the Tribal Administration Building (Conference Room 3), 1233 Veterans St. in Warm Springs. Download materials using the following links:

Public Meeting Notice_Warm Springs STIF Advisory Committee Meetings_March and April

3.28.19 Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs STIF Meeting Packet_FINAL

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Meeting Minutes_3.28.19_FINAL

4.8.19_CTWS STIF Meeting Agenda and Packet_FINAL

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Meeting Minutes_4.8.19_FINAL

Download the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Ranked Public Transportation Service Provider Project List and packet materials that were reviewed by Tribal Council on 4/22 at 3:30 pm.

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs STIF Project Application Memo_4.18.19

Warm Springs STIF Project Ranking Sheet for Tribal Council Review 4.18.19

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs STIF Advisory Committee members include:

  • Rose Mary Alarcon
  • Lorien Stacona
  • Melinda Poitra
  • Tom Estimo, Jr.
  • Lyle Katchia
  • Andrea Breault
  • Janell Smith
  • Frances Martinez (alternate)
  • Michele Stacona (alternate)

Download the CTWS-Stif – FINAL Advisory Committee By-Laws 04.23.19

Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County Public Notices for Proposed STIF projects:

Deschutes County Public Notice

Public Transportation Service Providers (PTSPs) as defined by O.A.R 732-042-0005, have an opportunity to submit project ideas to Deschutes County for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund for the 2019 – 2021 biennium cycle. PTSPs are encouraged to visit the ODOT STIF web page to download the Project Template Form and access relevant STIF information and resources. Project proposals must be submitted to Judith Ure (via email to Judith.Ure@deschutes.org) by March 26th, 2019 by 5pm. Please note an extension of the due date was granted by Deschutes County to allow additional time for PTSPs to submit their projects.

Jefferson County Public Notice

Public Transportation Service Providers (PTSPs) as defined by O.A.R 732-042-0005, have an opportunity to submit project ideas to Jefferson County for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund for the 2019 – 2021 biennium cycle. PTSPs are encouraged to visit the ODOT STIF web page to download the Project Template Form and access relevant STIF information and resources. Project proposals must be submitted to Jeff Rasmussen (via email to Jeff.Rasmussen@co.jefferson.or.us) by March 22nd 2019 by 5pm.

Crook County Public Notice

Public Transportation Service Providers (PTSPs) as defined by O.A.R 732-042-0005, have an opportunity to submit project ideas to Crook County for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund for the 2019 – 2021 biennium cycle. PTSPs are encouraged to visit the ODOT STIF web page to download the Project Template Form and access relevant STIF information and resources. Project proposals must be submitted to Colleen Ferguson (via email to Colleen.Ferguson@co.crook.or.us) by March 22nd 2019 by 5pm.
Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs Public Notice
Public Transportation Service Providers (PTSPs) as defined by O.A.R 732-042-0005, have an opportunity to submit project ideas to the Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund for the 2019 – 2021 biennium cycle. PTSPs are encouraged to visit the ODOT STIF web page to download the Project Template Form and access relevant STIF information and resources. Project proposals must be submitted to Michelle Stacona (via email to Michele.Stacona@wstribes.org) by March 22nd 2019 by 5pm.

Special Transportation Fund (STF)

The STF Program provides a flexible, coordinated, reliable and continuing source of revenue in support of transportation services for people who are senior and people with disabilities of any age. The Oregon Legislature intended that STF funds be used to provide transportation services needed to access health, education, work, and social/recreational opportunities so that seniors and people with disabilities may live as independently and productively as possible. The funds may be used for any purpose directly related to transportation services, including transit operations, capital equipment, planning, travel training and other transit-related purposes.

COIC signed an IGA with Jefferson and Crook Counties to help administer their STF programs. Deschutes County and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs currently administer their own STF programs.
Jefferson County STIF Program
Appointed STF members include:
Elaine Henderson
Naomi Jacks
Regina Macko
Helen Houts
Ronald Cummings
The next Jefferson County STF Committee Meetings will be scheduled in late 2019.
Crook County STIF Program
Crook County STF members include:

Shannon Dearth

Colleen Ferguson

George McCart

Jeff Wilson

MaryLou Bernard

The next Crook County STF Committee Meeting will be scheduled in late 2019.