Oregon House Bill 2017 Keep Oregon Moving (HB2017) established a new dedicated source of funding for expanding public transportation service in Oregon. Keep Oregon Moving includes a new 0.1% employee payroll tax to fund public transportation. This tax is effective July 1, 2018 and provides a dedicated source of funding for expanding public transportation service in Oregon that benefits a high percentage of low-income households. This new funding source is called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF). Lane Transit District (LTD) is the Qualified Entity of the funds allocated to Lane County.
STIF may be used for public transportation purposes that support the effective planning, deployment, operation, and administration of public transportation programs including, but not limited to, the following:
Creation of new systems and services with origins, destinations or stops in Oregon;
Maintenance or continuation of systems and services in certain circumstances; and
Planning for and development of a Local Plan or future STIF Plan to improve public transportation service.
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) estimates that Lane County will receive $13,410,000 in STIF funds in FY19-FY21; $12,721,000 is anticipated to be used within the LTD boundary while $689,000 is anticipated to be used in areas outside the LTD district. Allocation is based on where the employee tax was generated.
The LTD Board of Directors has appointed an Advisory Committee to review potential STIF-funded projects and create a prioritized list of projects for the county. For more information on the Advisory Committee, including current members and meeting times, please visit the STIF Advisory Committee Members Page.