The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is Oregon’s four-year transportation capital improvement program. It is also the document that identifies the funding and schedule for transportation projects and programs. The STIP encompasses all transportation projects that require state or federal oversight and therefore, includes projects on the federal, state, city, and county transportation systems, multimodal projects (highway, passenger rail, freight, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian), and projects in the National Parks, National Forests, and Indian Reservations.
In Oregon, most STIP projects fall into one of two categories:
- Fix-It projects that protect the state’s investment in the transportation infrastructure by systematically preserving all elements of the existing system. Examples include:
- Repaving and sidewalk repair.
- Improving safety or drainage.
- Maintaining interstate highways.
- Rehabilitating bridges.
- Enhance projects that add to or create new transportation facilities, such as:
- Creating scenic byways and recreation trails.
- Adding bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
Under these two broad categories are many work types (e.g., Pavement Preservation, Safety, Operations, Bicycle/Pedestrian). Most of the projects in the STIP include safety, preservation, and operational elements.