All Roads Transportation Safety (ARTS) Program
The application deadline for the All Roads Transportation Safety program cycle (the 2025 – 2027 STIP) is coming up on December 11th. The program includes a few changes since the last round, including separate funding allocations for hot spot and systematic projects, designated funding splits for locals (51%) and the state (49%), and additional tools for project selection like the online dashboard, an excel-based countermeasure search tool, and free consultant assistance. The program advertises a $500,000 minimum, but ODOT encourages local governments to work with your region representatives to potentially bundle smaller projects that are a high priority.
For more information on the ARTS program, see the program website.
Applications are still open to participate in the County Safety Corridor pilot program, a new safety program created by the 2019 Legislature in HB 3213. The pilot allows a county to charge double fines on a designated road, 2 – 10 miles in length, with a history or at a high risk of fatal and serious injuries. A safety corridor is intended to be a temporary measure to increase awareness while additional safety measures are put in place. The pilot program does not allocate additional funding, but the funds raised from the increased fines are eligible to pay for future road improvements.
The bill established an advisory group which created the program guidelines earlier this year and is responsible for approving the pilot counties. HB 3213 allows for up to five counties to participate in the pilot, and currently, only Marion County has been approved.
For more information about the pilot, see the program website here, or contact Jocelyn Blake (firstname.lastname@example.org).