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meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 10 a.m.
meets 4th Tuesday
at 6:30 p.m.

Auditorium, Public Services Building
155 N First Ave, Hillsboro
Call: Philip Bransford, 503-846-8685

meets 1st Wednesday
at 2 p.m.
meets 3rd Wednesday
at 7 p.m.
Auditorium, Public Services Building
155 N First Ave, Hillsboro
Call: Connie McCracken, 503-846-3519

meets 3rd Thursday
at 7:30 a.m.
Training Room 1, Walnut Street Center 
1400 SW Walnut St, Hillsboro
Call: Victoria Saager, 503-846-7616 

meets 3rd Wednesday
at 4 p.m.
Training Room 1, Walnut Street Center
1400 SW Walnut St, Hillsboro
Call: Victoria Saager, 503-846-7616

There are CPOs throughout the County, organized geographically. Most meet regularly.

LUT Directory of Services and Divisions (All area codes are 503)

Kimberly Haughn, Stephen Roberts, Victoria Saager, writers
Bonita Oswald,
graphic design

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Spotlight on MSTIP

What is MSTIP?

Washington County relies on multiple funding sources that work together to improve and maintain our transportation system. The innovative countywide Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) is our primary funding source for major road construction. By 2018, MSTIP will have invested more than $730 million in countywide property tax funds into major transportation improvements that our residents and businesses rely on every day, no matter how they choose to travel.

When development contributions are considered, we've seen well over $1 billion invested in countywide transportation system projects. However, we have a long way to go to complete and sustain the ongoing maintenance of the system envisioned in our Transportation System Plan.

Before and after MSTIP-funded improvements on
Cornell Road in the Cedar Mill Town Center

Partnerships and leverage
MSTIP is a partnership. The Board of County Commissioners makes MSTIP funding decisions following extensive collaboration with cities, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), TriMet and other agencies, along with input from the public. MSTIP funds are also being used to leverage other funding sources. We are leveraging $5 million in MSTIP "Opportunity Funds" to secure an expected $35 million in other funding for local transportation.

In 2012, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) adopted the five-year $175 million MSTIP 3d Funding Program, which included the following major county transportation investments:
  • $160 million for 19 multi-modal road projects;
  • $10 million for replacement of deficient rural bridges;
  • $5 million Opportunity Fund to leverage other funding for all modes of transportation; and

  • $500,000 to expand the county's Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) network capacity.

The first four MSTIP 3d projects are under construction now, and many more are coming in the next few years. The status of several key MSTIP 3d projects is summarized in the project update below.  



"The next few years will be our busiest road construction period ever. While there will be short-term construction impacts, the long-term value of these improvements to our community cannot be overestimated. In addition to improving safety and traffic flow, these projects are providing sidewalks and bike lanes in many areas where none currently exist, so our transportation system works better for everyone."  

Andrew Singelakis, Director of Land Use & Transportation  

MSTIP's future
Later this year, we will begin discussions with our agency partners about the next round of MSTIP funding, MSTIP 3e. We will be asking the public to weigh in during that process. The BCC's MSTIP 3e funding decision is anticipated in summer 2016.

For more on county transportation funding, including MSTIP, visit:

MSTIP 3d Project Update

Construction dates are approximate and subject to change 


Under construction:


Beginning later this year:

For more details on Washington County road projects, visit and click on "Construction Projects" or call 846-7800.

Board adopts High-growth Transportation Funding Program

The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) in June unanimously approved a transportation finance program to meet transportation needs in four high-growth residential areas - without raising County taxes or fees. 

The program, which was also unanimously endorsed by the Washington County Coordinating Committee, is a partnership between Washington County and the cities of Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Tigard to share in the funding of a list of capacity and safety projects in four major residential growth areas. These projects are located in:
  • North Bethany/Bonny Slope West (unincorporated Washington County)
  • South Hillsboro (City of Hillsboro)
  • South Cooper Mountain (City of Beaverton)
  • River Terrace (City of Tigard)
These areas are slated for development simultaneously. Based on community planning efforts and extensive review of growth and transportation trends, it is expected that about 18,000 homes - and thousands of additional vehicles - will result from these areas in the next 20 years. Many County roads will need improvements to accommodate the increased traffic and to improve safety for new and existing residents.

"The growth is going to occur, and we need to deal with it proactively. As always, our goal with this program is to provide residents with safe, efficient roadways as cost-effectively as possible."
Andy Duyck, BCC Chairman

"This is an innovative cost-sharing partnership allowing the County and cities to make transportation improvements - without raising property taxes - before deficient roadways become problematic."
Andrew Singelakis, Director of Land Use & Transportation

The program includes:
  • Cost sharing - Two-thirds of the $140 million cost will be funded by the County; the remaining one-third will be funded by the cities. This formula is based on travel forecasting that estimates that, on average, only one-third of travelers using the improved roads will result from the new developments. The remaining traffic will be "regional travel" - trips that begin and end outside of the high-growth areas.
  • Bonding - The County will issue bonds to fund two-thirds of the project costs. Bonds will be repaid using revenue growth from the countywide property tax-based Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP).
  • Development contributions - Cities may use Transportation Development Tax (TDT) and other development-based revenues to fund one-third of the project costs.
  • Partnerships - Additional partnerships may result in cost-sharing. For example, the BCC also approved an intergovernmental agreement with Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) and the City of Hillsboro for water system improvements on the MSTIP 3d SW 124th Avenue Extension Project, which will lower overall costs and minimize community impacts.
  • Preserving funds for other projects - Existing MSTIP funds will be preserved for improvements on other roadways throughout Washington County. By funding high-growth area road improvements through MSTIP-backed bonds, these high-growth projects will not compete with other transportation projects for regular MSTIP funds.   

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