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Transportation Financing

Most federal and state funds are channeled through Metro, where the Joint Policy Advisory Committee for Transportation (JPACT), a committee made up of local government representatives, determines which projects will be funded based on regional needs.

The county strategically packages funding for high priority projects from eligible funding sources. Some funding sources have "match" requirements, meaning that funds from that source must be matched with funds from another qualifying source. The rules are subject to change and the amount of funding from each source can fluctuate from year to year. For most funding sources it is the project that qualifies. From most sources, the county does not get funds that it can direct to projects based on county priorities alone.

The following review of funding sources provides basic information, but does not go into the details related to the complexity of conditions placed on funding, annual fluctuations in funding levels or the political strategy needed to obtain funding for a project. The state and cities have their funding, too. Sometimes joint funding can be brought to a project that benefits two or more jurisdictions, or the jurisdictions can support each other's projects when competing for limited resources.

Federal funding sources

The majority of federal funds for transportation comes from the federal gas tax and is distributed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to qualified projects.

State funding sources

Local funding sources

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Transportation Engineering

Phone number 503-742-4691
Address 150 Beavercreek Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Hours M-Th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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