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SKATS FY 2024-2029 Transportation Improvement Program

TIP Application Evaluation
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SKATS FY 2024-2029 Transportation Improvement Program

Transportation Project Evaluation

The Salem-Keizer Area Transportation Study (SKATS), the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Salem-Keizer-Turner, is soliciting for sponsors of transportation projects within the SKATS MPO boundary to apply for federal funds for the federal fiscal years (FY) 2024-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). There will be approximately $13 million in federal funds available for new projects in FY 2025, 2026, and 2027 and an additional $12 million available for projects ready for contract in the FY 2028-2029 illustrative years; although, it is up to the SKATS Policy Committee’s discretion to program funds for those years. Projects eligible for funding must be within the SKATS MPO boundary and be included in, or consistent with, the 2019-2043 Regional Transportation Systems Plan (RTSP). Applicants must be a tax-funded public agency that can enter into a contract with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), with some restrictions, to be eligible to receive funding. A minimum 10.27 percent match with non-federal dollars is required. Private entities or non-profit organizations may apply as co-applicants in partnership with a public agency.

There were 17 applications received for the (FY) 2024-2019 Transportation Improvement Program for a total of $50.2 million in federal funds.  Full applications are available by project (in no particular order) [as PDFs].

Connecticut Ave: Macleay Rd to Rickey St

State St: 4106 State St to 46th Ave

Delaney Rd: Battle Creek Bridge

Commercial Street SE: Vista to Ratcliff

Wheatland Road Multi-Modal Improvement Project

Delaney Road Street Improvements

Motor Pool Vehicle Replacement (SAMTD)

Paratransit Vehicle Replacement (SAMTD)

East Salem Transit Center (SAMTD)

South Salem Transit Center Land and Construction

Lancaster Drive: Monroe Avenue to State Street Improvements

State Street: 46th Avenue to Cordon Road

River Road NE and Brooklake NE Intersection Feasibility Study

River Rd S: Overheight Truck Detection and Turn-Arounds

Center St. NE North Side Improvements (45th Pl. NE to Cordon Rd NE)

McGilchrist Street SE: Phase 2, Ford to 25th

McGilchrist Street SE: Phase 3, 16th to 19th

An interactive map is available to view the projects and provide comments of the proposed applications.

Final adoption of the TIP is expected by May 2023. For further information on the Transportation Improvement Program and the project selection process, or if you have any questions on the eligibility of a project or applicant, please contact Karen Odenthal at 503-540-1608 or

Schedule (Draft)

  • October 1, 2021 Kickoff of MTIP Update
  • October-November 2021 Review Evaluation Criteria (TAC and PC)
  • December 1, 2021 Pre-Applications due
  • February 25, 2022 Full Applications due
  • March 2022 – April 2022 Public Input (Ongoing)
  • July – August 2022 Public Input on Draft Recommended Project List
  • July – August 2022 Discuss/Modify TAC recommendation, select preferred project list and direct staff to prepare Draft TIP and AQCD (Policy Committee)
  • February/March 2023 Release Draft TIP and AQCD for Public Review (Policy Committee)
  • March-April 2023 30-day Public Review period
  • May 23, 2023 Public Hearing and Decision (Policy Committee)


Last updated: 20210929