ORS 391.830¹
Use of funds to finance and improve transportation for elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities

(1)(a) Each mass transit district and transportation district that receives moneys from the Department of Transportation under ORS 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) (1) or (2)(b), after providing for costs of administration in an amount determined under ORS 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) (2)(a), shall distribute the moneys to providers of transportation for the purpose of financing and improving transportation programs and services for elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities, who reside in the district and the county in which all or a portion of the district is located. The moneys received under ORS 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) (1) and (2)(b) and distributed to providers of transportation in areas within the counties in which the district is located but outside the boundaries of the district shall be that share of all moneys received by the district as the population of those counties residing outside the district, as determined by the last federal decennial census, bears to the total population of the counties.

(b) Each county that receives moneys from the department under ORS 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) (1) or (2)(b), after providing for costs of administration in an amount determined under ORS 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) (2)(a) shall distribute the moneys to providers of transportation for the purpose of financing and improving transportation programs and services for elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities, who reside in the county.

(c) Each Indian tribe that receives moneys from the department under ORS 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) (1) or (2)(b), after providing for costs of administration in an amount determined under ORS 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) (2)(a), shall use the moneys for the purpose of financing and improving transportation programs and services for elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities, who are served by the Indian tribe.

(2) The governing body of a district, Indian tribe or county, after consultation with the advisory committee it appointed under ORS 391.820 (Advisory committees), shall determine the amount of money to be distributed to a provider of transportation and the purposes for which the money must be used. Moneys received under ORS 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) (2)(c) shall be used for the purposes for which received as indicated in the directive from the Oregon Transportation Commission as described under ORS 391.815 (Discretionary grant account). All moneys received under ORS 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) shall be distributed and used consistent with rules adopted by the Department of Transportation under ORS 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) (4).

(3) A provider of transportation receiving funds prior to January 1, 1986, from a governmental unit or agency for purposes related to the transportation needs of elderly individuals or individuals with disabilities is eligible to receive moneys from a district, Indian tribe or county under this section.

(4) Moneys distributed to providers of transportation under this section may be used for the following purposes:

(a) Maintenance of existing transportation programs and services for elderly individuals or individuals with disabilities.

(b) Expansion of such programs and services.

(c) Creation of new programs and services.

(d) Planning for, and development of, access to transportation for elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities who are not currently served by transportation programs and services.

(5) Except in the case of a uniform budget reduction or upon order or other authorization of the department, the increase in moneys received under ORS 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) under this section and ORS 323.030 (Tax imposed), 323.455 (Distribution of certain cigarette tax revenues), 391.810 (Distribution of funds to districts, Indian tribes and counties) and 391.815 (Discretionary grant account) may not be used to supplant moneys currently appropriated by counties, Indian tribes or districts for transportation projects for elderly individuals or individuals with disabilities.

(6) As used in this section, “provider of transportation” includes a city, county, district, Indian tribe or any other person or agency, whether public or private, that maintains, operates or sponsors vehicles and facilities for the transportation of passengers for profit or on a nonprofit or voluntary basis. [1985 c.816 §12; 1989 c.224 §69; 1989 c.866 §11; 2003 c.613 §2; 2003 c.751 §7; 2007 c.70 §156]

CHAPTERS 392 TO 395 [Reserved for expansion]_______________

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 391—Mass Transportation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors391.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information