Thanks to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Oregon established a new dedicated source of funding for improving or expanding public transportation service in Oregon. This new funding source is called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, or STIF. The Rail and Public Transit Division, or RPTD, has developed programs and policies to implement the STIF under the oversight of the Oregon Transportation Commission. ODOT staff developed the STIF programs with significant input from the Oregon State Public Transportation Advisory Committee, public transportation providers, and other interested stakeholders. STIF Fact Sheets in both English and Spanish.
Locally, STIF funds are being used to create easier ways to get on the bus! For instance new in 2020 is Saturday service on the Community Connector system beginning in February.
Right now expect an improvement to Route 4, which serves Hawthorne Station north to Cascade Village Shopping Center.