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Project Profile: City of Hillsboro Fund Bicycle & Pedestrian Capital Improvement Program (BPCIP), Oregon

City of Hillsboro Fund Bicycle & Pedestrian Capital Improvement Program (BPCIP) - Hillsboro, Oregon

An example of pedestrian and bicycle improvements on SE Cedar Street, City of Hillsboro.
Source: Credit: City of Hillsboro

Project Name City of Hillsboro Fund Bicycle & Pedestrian Capital Improvement Program (BPCIP)
Location Hillsboro, OR
Project Sponsor / Borrower City of Hillsboro
Program Areas Value Capture
Value Capture Techniques Transportation Utility Fees
Mode Pedestrian / Bicycle / Light Rail Transit
Description

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Capital Improvement Program (BPCIP) provides an innovative ten-year plan to guide Hillsboro, Oregon’s transportation investments. The 2010-2019 BPCIP prioritized a list of sidewalk, bike lane, and enhanced crossing projects throughout the city.

The city's Transportation Utility Fee (TUF) and the Gain Share Fund funded this project. Established in 2008 by the city council, the TUF value capture technique was a monthly fee paid by residents, businesses, government agencies, schools, and nonprofits in their utility bills to fund street maintenance and improvements like this project. Residential customers paid a flat fee while other customers have varying fees based on business type and square footage. TUFs like this are used in at least 36 cities from 5 States and represent another funding stream for on-going system maintenance and preservation. Gain Share Funds provide local governments a portion of the personal income tax revenue generated by the retention and creation of Strategic Investment Program (SIP)-related jobs.

Cost $1.5 million
Funding Sources Hillsboro’s Transportation Utility Fee (TUF) and the Gain Share Fund
Project Delivery / Contract Method Design-Bid-Build
Private Partner N/A
Project Advisors / Consultants Hillsboro’s Transportation Committee
Lenders N/A
Duration / Status 2020-2029
Financial Status/Financial Performance Hillsboro expects their TUF will allow the city to clear its $7.5 million backlog of street maintenance projects by 2024. TUF Pathways is only used on bike and pedestrian projects, but the funding alone is not enough to fund any one project as it generates about $1.2M each year.
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Related Links / Articles
Contact Name Tina Bailey
Title Assistant Director
Phone # (503) 681-6216
Email Tina.Bailey@hillsboro-oregon.gov
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