Oregon DOT Awards $28.5 Million in Funding

May 18, 2023
The funding will go to much needed transportation improvements throughout the state

Oregon is going to see a boost in funding going towards supporting bus services, maintaining and purchasing vehicles, building bus charging stations, and much more. The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) approved a list of projects last week, with the funds coming from the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund's discretionary program.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) received 75 applications for funding, requesting $35.5 million. The amount of proposals reflected the need for transportation improvements in the state, according to ODOT.

The Public Transportation Advisory Committee considered input from transit districts, public transportation key audiences, Area Commissions on Transportation, and others when making its recommendations to the commission.

Some of the award winners are:

  • Yamhill County is receiving $147,792 to replace the vehicles;
  • Hood River County Transportation District is receiving $194,000 for intelligent information systems;
  • Josephine is receiving $236,000 for fixed route software;
  • The City of Albany is receiving $63,200 for paratransit vehicle replacement;
  • Rogue Valley Transportation District is receiving $300,000 for the RVTD transportation center.

For a full list of award winners, click here.

Funding for these programs comes from federal programs and a .01 of 1 percent state payroll tax.

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Source: ODOT