two years the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) establishes
funding levels for various programs within the broader Statewide
Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Beginning with the 2015-2018
STIP cycle, a different process is being used.
the OTC set funding levels and selected projects for each program
individually. The new process focuses on identifying the best
projects, regardless of category, and then creatively and flexibly
uses available federal and state funds to deliver those
projects. This change is in response to direction from
the Governor and the OTC to strategically integrate programs and funding
sources and become a truly multi-modal transportation agency
that delivers sustainable transportation solutions addressing a
variety of state and community needs and objectives. Additional adjustments to the new
program may be made as it is being implemented.