Comment on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Amendments
Note: the comment period for the STIP Amendments listed below is now closed.
From October 1 – October 14, 2020, the Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) requests public input on five Amendments to the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018-21 and 2021-24 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Projects descriptions are provided below:
- Key Number 22111 Corvallis Transit –Preventative Maintenance 2020 Project Description: FTA grant program 5307 for preventative maintenance. Amendment Description: Amendment 1 –Slip project to the 2021-24 STIP (Approved by CAMPO staff as an adjustment). Amendment 2 –Change funding amount from a total of $420,000 to a total of $312,238 ($249,790 in Federal funds and $62,448 local match). Changes will take place after the new STIP is active (Oct. 1) and the amendment has been approved by the CAMPO Policy Board.
- Key Number 22109 Corvallis Transit –Annual Operation 2020 Project Description: FTA grant program 5307 for transit operations. Current total project cost $4,129,676.00. Amendment Description: Amendment 1 –Slip project to the 2021-24 STIP (Approved by CAMPO staff as an adjustment). Amendment 2 –Cancel project. Cancel will take place after the new STIP is active (Oct. 1).
- STIP Key Number TBD Corvallis Transit –Purchase Two Battery Electric Buses Project Description: Purchase two Battery Electric Buses that will replace two CTS biodiesel buses that have reached their useful lives. Total Project Cost: $1,850,000 (Federal Match: $1,480,000, Local Match: $370,000). Amendment Description: New project using reprogrammed operations funding previously allocated to K22109. New project will be added after new STIP is active (Oct 1) and the amendment has been approved by the CAMPO Policy Board.
- STIP Key Number TBD Corvallis Transit – Bus Charging Equipment Purchase, Project Administration for Battery Electric Buses Project, and Construction of Bus Charging Facilities Project Description: Two chargers, with the ability to pair the chargers, will be purchased. Project Administration will be done by a third-party contractor, who will be determined by an RFP process. Construction of Charging Facilities will be done by the City of Corvallis Engineering Division at the City of Corvallis Public Works Department’s bus parking lot. Total Project Cost $787,000 (Federal Match: $629,600, Local Match: $157,400). Amendment Description: New project using reprogrammed operations funding previously allocated to K22109. New project will be added after new STIP is active (Oct 1) and the amendment has been approved by the CAOMP Policy Board.
- Key Number 21191 US20: Safety upgrades (Albany to Corvallis) Project Description: Various safety improvements to include: widened shoulders, median acceleration lanes, buffered turn lanes, rumble strips. Amendment Description: Split K21191 to new project, increase K21191 engineering cost (engineering for both projects will be done in K21191), slip $2,661,200 to right of way and utility phases in newly created project (Key Number TBD), slip $4 million to construction phase of newly created project. The newly created project splits safety improvements taking place along US20 between Conifer Blvd and Merloy Ave from the rest of the corridor. Construction on this segment will take place later than the rest of the corridor. Total project cost remains $28,197,600.
The CAMPO Policy Board will review the Amendments at their October 14, 2020 meeting. Meeting details are available HERE.
Please provide comments to Steve Dobrinich via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in writing to CAMPO; 1400 Queen Avenue SE, Suite 205; Albany, OR 97322. Comments can also be made by calling 541-223-7040 and leaving a voicemail. For more information use the contact info above.
The comment period will remain open until 5:00 PM (PST) October 14.