Clackamas County HB2017 Transit Advisory Committee (CC HB2017 TAC)
The CC HB2017 TAC was formed in response to the Oregon State Legislature’s passage of House Bill 2017, which established the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF).
All meetings are open to the public and include time for public comment.
|Oct. 22, 2020|
|Oct. 15, 2020|
|July 24, 2018||The committee will review and discuss specific proposed projects, and vote on a recommendation for which projects to include in the STIF Plan to be submitted to the OTC by TriMet.|
|July 10, 2018||The focus of the meeting will be on an overview of the STIF program and plans from local transit service providers.|
The Advisory Committee, made up of representatives from public transit agencies and diverse groups within Clackamas County, is responsible for:
- Reviewing proposed projects to be funded by the STIF funds in areas of Clackamas County outside of the TriMet district and
- Recommending projects that should be incorporated into the broader plan that will be submitted by TriMet (the qualified entity for the area, as specified in the law) to the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) for approval.
For more information about the Clackamas County HB2017 Transit Advisory Committee, contact:
- Teresa Christopherson, Clackamas County Social Services, at email@example.com or 503-650-5718, or
- Karen Buehrig, Clackamas County Transportation Planning, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-742-4683.
Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF)
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) was approved by the Oregon Legislature as part of House Bill 2017, Keep Oregon Moving. STIF provides a new dedicated source of funds to expand public transportation to access jobs, improve mobility, relieve congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the state.
STIF is funded by a new state payroll tax of one-tenth of one percent. The average employee contribution of less than $1 per week is expected to generate $115 million each year for improved public transportation.
STIF may be used to support the effective planning, deployment, operation and administration of public transportation funds, including:
- Creating new transit systems and services
- Maintaining or continuing transit systems and services
- Creating plans to improve public transit service
- Meeting matching requirements for state or federal funds used to provide public transportation services
The law requires the establishment of advisory committees to help the qualified entities (mass transit districts, transportation districts, Indian tribes or counties in which no part of a mass transit or transportation district exists) to advice on projects to be funded by STIF.