The Oregon Transportation Commission awarded more than $19 million in Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund Discretionary Program and Statewide Transit Network Program funding. The 2019-21 awards were made after a competitive statewide process that will distribute nearly $10.6 million in STIF Discretionary, $7.3 million in STIF Inter-community Discretionary and $1.3 million in Federal Transit Administration Intercity funds.
Thirty-seven (37) recipients will use the funds for improvements such as adding new routes to fill gaps in the statewide transit network. They also will increase the frequency of transit service, purchase 38 buses and more than 400 new pieces of equipment (e.g., security cameras, electronic fare systems) and construct or renovate transit facilities.
Lincoln County Transportation Service District was awarded funding for the Coast to Valley Express Service Expansion in the amount of $721,800. This is the competitive grant award under the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, which was established by the Oregon State Legislature through HB 2017.