Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) offers communities funding opportunities to help expand transportation choices such as safe bicycle and pedestrian facilities, scenic routes, beautification, and other investments. According to the Federal Transportation Act, "Moving Ahead for the 21st Century" (MAP-21), TAP funds may be used for projects or activities that are related to surface transportation and described in the definition of “Transportation Alternatives.” Such eligible projects include:
A. Construction, planning, and design of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation, including sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals, traffic calming techniques, lighting and other safety-related infrastructure, and transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12101 et seq.).
B. Construction, planning, and design 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.
C. Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-motorized transportation users.
D. Construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas.
E. Community improvement activities, which include but are not limited to:
H. The safe routes to school program eligible projects and activities listed at section 1404(f) of the SAFETEA-LU:
TAP funds cannot be used for:
Workforce development, training, and education activities are also eligible uses of TAP funds. [§52004; 23 USC 504(e)]
The funded activities must be accessible to the general public or targeted to a broad segment of the general public. For the most up-to-date information concerning TAP funding, please refer to the following websites from FHWA: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/guidance/guidetap.cfm.
KIPDA TAP Contact: Nick Vail, Transportation Planner
11520 Commonwealth Drive
Louisville, Kentucky 40299
Indiana TAP Information for Local Public Agencies (LPAs): http://www.in.gov/indot/2390.htm
Indiana Safe Routes to Schools Program: http://www.in.gov/indot/2355.htm
Kentucky TAP Information: http://transportation.ky.gov/Local-Programs/Pages/transportation_alternatives.aspx
Other TAP Information: National Transportation Alternatives Clearinghouse
Please click here to contact the KIPDA Transportation Division.
Page last updated on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:25:00 GMT.