Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives.

Eligible activities under the TAP program consist of:

  1. Construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation, including sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian lighting, streetscape (combination of sidewalks, pedestrian lighting and landscaping), and other transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

  2. Construction of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs

  3. Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-motorized transportation users

  4. Construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas

  5. Community improvement activities, including;

    • Inventory, control, or removal of outdoor advertising.

    • Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities.

    • Vegetation management practices in transportation rights-of-way to improve roadway safety prevent against invasive species, and provide erosion control.

    • Archaeological activities relating to impacts from implementation of a transportation project eligible under Title 23.

  6. Any environmental mitigation activity, including pollution prevention and pollution abatement activities and mitigation to;

    • Address storm water management, control, and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or due to highway runoff

    • Reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or to restore and maintain connectivity among terrestrial or aquatic habitats

The total amount of Federal participating funding for a particular project (or project phase if part of a large multi-phased project) application is limited to $800,000; ($640,000 Federal and $160,000 local match). The total project estimated costs may exceed the $800,000limit, but any amounts in excess of the limit will be the responsibility of the sponsor and should be shown as such.

Please note that ALDOT has a separate application for their TAP funding and the MPO has it own application.  The applications are identical, except for how/who to deliver the application.  Guidelines from ALDOT as well as both applications can be downloaded from the following links:

Master TAP Guidelines

Master TAP Application-FY2019-ALDOT

Master TAP Application-FY2019-MPO

Please email Mike Kaczorowski if you have any questions:

Mike Kaczorowski
(205) 251-8139