2017-2018 Update to the SKATS FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program


Transportation Project Solicitation

The Salem Keizer Area Transportation Study (SKATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is soliciting transportation projects to apply for approximately $5 million dollars in federal funds for the SKATS federal fiscal year (FY) 2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  Applications are to be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 13, 2017 to be eligible for consideration for funding.

Applicants must be a tax-funded public agency that can enter into a contract with ODOT, with some restrictions, to be eligible to receive funding.  A minimum 10.27 percent match is required.  Private entities or non-profit organizations may apply as co-applicants in partnership with a public agency.  Projects eligible for funding must be within the SKATS MPO boundary, be on the regional transportation system (with some exceptions), and be included in, or consistent with, the SKATS Regional Transportation System Plan (RTSP).  See the application instruction materials for project eligibility requirements.

Application materials are available here or by contacting Karen Odenthal at 503-540-1608 or kodenthal@mwvcog.org.

Information on the 2017-2018 Update to the SKATS FY 2018-2021 TIP is available here.

The current schedule of events is (subject to change):

Notice of application availability August 1, 2017
Complete the applicationsAugust - October, 2017
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting – Project summary presentationsOctober 10, 2017
Applications Due to SKATSOctober 13, 2017
TAC members individual scoring of projectsOctober-November, 2017
Public input via interactive mapOctober-November, 2017
TAC Meeting -
Initial evaluation and prioritization of projects
November 14, 2017
Policy Committee (PC) Meeting – Presentation of projectsNovember 28, 2017
Scoping of Projects by ODOTNovember - December, 2017
TAC Meeting -Recommend project and alternate listJanuary 9, 2018
PC Meeting - Review and release for public reviewJanuary 23, 2018
30-day public review period as required by the SKATS Public Participation PlanJanuary 23, 2018 – February 27, 2018
PC public hearing and decisionFebruary 27, 2018
Award NotificationMarch 2018
Updated August 15, 2017 after WP crash.