Call for Proposals

We’re looking to pass the torch. After nearly seven years building a multiple outcome-based planning and collaborative decision-making framework, the Council is seeking proposals from organizations wanting to build on our work and further advance sustainable transportation practices.

We’d like to provide one or more organizations up to $12,000 and use of the Sustainable Transportation Analysis & Rating System (STARS) tools to create tangible results advancing sustainable transportation.

Please send us a proposal with:
• A general description of you and your organization;
• Information on the staff who would be working on the project;
• The outcome(s) you want to achieve and why;
• Your strategy for achieving the outcomes;
• How you think the the outcome(s) you identify will change transportation planning or project development and funding practices and advance sustainable transportation over multiple years;
• Whether and how you would use the STARS framework;
• Your budget, which could be more than $12,000 if you want to use our funds as leverage.

Please email your proposal to We’ll start reviewing proposals on May 23rd, but will keep the door open until we find a proposal we like. Please review our website,, for information on the Council and STARS.


The Sustainable Transportation Council Board

Get to Know STC & Our New E.D.

Attending Rail~Volution? Meet our new Executive Director, Heidi Guenin, at the Pecha Kucha night on Tuesday evening, where she’ll be giving a 400 second presentation about willpower. Or join us in Portland on Thursday, November 5th from 5:30-7:30pm at 610 SW Broadway, Suite 308. Heidi, Peter, and Ross will be on hand to talk about our new direction and upcoming opportunities to have STC facilitate a workshop for your plan or project. RSVP here. Continue Reading

Learn more about STARS at the APTA Workshop July 30 in San Francisco

Peter Hurley, the Council’s Program and Policy Director, will co-present the results and lessons learned from the C-TRAN and Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Plan analyses in San Francisco on July 30 at the American Public Transportation Association’s Sustainability & Public Transportation Workshop. Please join us there, or if you can’t make it, contact Peter (at… Continue Reading

C-TRAN in Clark County uses STARS analyses in BRT applications

Clark County, WA, will soon have a Bus Rapid Transit line along its busy Fourth Plain corridor. C-TRAN, the transit agency for Clark County, WA, was recently awarded a $3 million Regional Mobility grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation.  The Sustainable Transportation Analysis and Rating System – STARS – helped C-TRAN’s  staff and… Continue Reading

STARS at the APWA conference in San Diego

If you’re going to the APWA Conference on Sustainability in Public Works in San Diego this year, be sure to catch our presentation on STARS! Chris Breiland of Fehr & Peers and Peter Hurley of the Sustainable Transportation Council will present jointly on the Sustainable Transportation Analysis & Rating System (STARS). Their session, Optimizing Performance and… Continue Reading