Applications are open for the All Roads Transportation Safety (ARTS) program administered by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) funded using federal-aid from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). Applications are due December 11th and selected projects will be included in the fiscal year 2025 – 2027 STIP. The ARTS program is focused on safety improvements on all public roads, with an estimated $30 million available per year for the 2025 – 2027 funding cycle and local match set at the federal minimum of 7.78 %. The funding will be allocated based on the proportion of fatalities and serious injuries that occurred within each ODOT region during the last five years, last cycle allocations are represented in the below pie chart for reference.
Overall, project funding will be split 50 percent to projects identified using the traditional hot spots method and 50 percent to systematic projects. For more information on the difference between hot spot and systematic analyses, see the ARTS FAQ here.
The Federal Highway Administration in cooperation with ODOT spent the last year conducting a review of the program to identify areas where they can increase coordination with local governments. The review resulted in a few programmatic changes as outlined below:
- Funding is split between state (49%) and local (51%) projects
- A revised list of approved safety countermeasures (CRF List)
- An Excel-based countermeasure search tool – Countermeasures
- Online dashboard to easily view crash data in your jurisdiction
ODOT is continuing to offer FREE consulting support for local governments that are interested in applying but need support assessing a project, analyzing data, or filling out the application. Contact your ODOT region representative if you’re interested in working with a consultant.
For more information, see ODOT’s ARTS Program flyer here and website here.