The Umpqua Public Transportation District Board of Directors
Consists of seven (7) members elected from and by the citizenry at large as provided by law and UPTD’s formation documents.
The Board’s responsibility is to set policies that ensure the health of the agency. The Board meets monthly on the second Monday at the District building, located at 3076 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97470. Members of the public may be invited to make comments during the public forum section of the meeting. The meetings are advertised in local newspapers to announce the place and time.
Umpqua Public Transportation District Board Members
UPTD Board Agendas & Minutes
UPTD Board Public Notices
Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund/Special Transportation Advisory Committee (STIF/STAC)
Umpqua Public Transportation District Board of Directors has formed an Advisory Committee to advise and assist the Umpqua Public Transportation District to advocate for the transportation needs of seniors and persons with disabilities; and to develop recommendations for the proposed distribution of Special Transportation Fund, and federal and state moneys by the District. The Advisory Committee will also advise and assist the Umpqua Public Transportation District on matters related to the enhancement of local and regional public transit services provided within the District using STIF moneys as set forth under OAR Chapter 732, Division 40, Division 42, and Division 44.
|Position||Committee Member||Representing||Term Expires|
|1||Cheryl Cheas||Service Provider – Fixed Route||6/30/2022|
|2||Mark Bauer||Service Provider||6/30/2022|
|4||Dee Dee Murphy||Service Provider||6/30/2022|
|6||Sarah Thompson||Tribe/Low Income||6/30/2022|
Upon expiration of terms, the District will advertise available positions. Potential members shall submit an application to the District STIF/STAC Coordinator. Members shall be appointed directly by the Umpqua Public Transportation District Board of Directors.
The Committee shall seek input from the public on all projects proposed to receive STIF funds by means of public hearings and solicitation of written comments by posting to appropriate websites and social media.
STIF/STAC Agendas & Minutes
The future of UTrans is here!
In 2017, the Oregon Legislature approved a new Oregon law (HB 2017) called Keep Oregon Moving.
This bill has generated millions of dollars in new funding for transportation programs around the state of Oregon. Programs like UTrans. The passage of HB 2017 has led to the formation of a new non-taxing Transit District in Douglas County so the funds can be more strategically managed. Approximately $1 million will be coming to the Transit District in the first year. The new program is expected to generate as much as $3 million each year in future years.
In November, Douglas County voters elected a new 7-member Transit Oversite Committee. This group of citizens will need public input to decide how these funds will be used.
Funds from this new funding source could be used by UTrans to:
- Increase frequency
- Increase the area UTrans serves
- Expanded hours
- Weekend service
We are encouraging everyone in Douglas County to let their friends and neighbors and fellow riders know about HB 2017 and the impact it will have on local transportation. Tell people why you ride UTrans, where you take the bus and how important UTrans is to your life.
Thank you for using UTrans and thank you for your support!