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 FY2017 application deadline was in December 2016.  The FY2018 application and deadline will not be posted until the Fall of 2017.

You can download last year’s project application as a reference to see what may be required for future applications:
Application for TAP 2017

If you have any questions contact:

Mike Kaczorowski
(205) 251-8139