STIF & STF Programs
Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF)
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.
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:
2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Advisory Committee Meetings:
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:
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)
Download the Jefferson County STIF Advisory Committee Bylaws
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:
Crook County STIF background information and meeting schedules can be found on the Crook County website.
Crook County appointed STIF members include:
Rachel Zakem (Alternate for Andrea Breault)
Dan Swearingen (Alternate for Allen Dendy)
Download the Crook County STIF Bylaws
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:
Deschutes County STIF background information and meeting schedules can be found on the Deschutes County website.
Deschutes County appointed STIF members include:
Steve Wilson (alternate)
Andrew Davis (alternate)
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:
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 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)
Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson County Public Notices for Proposed STIF projects:
Deschutes County Public Notice
Jefferson County Public Notice
Crook County Public Notice
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.