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    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:
    • • 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; and, 
    • • archaeological activities relating to impacts from implementation of a transportation project eligible under title 23.
    F. Any environmental mitigation activity, including pollution prevention and pollution abatement activities and mitigation to-
    • • address stormwater management, control, and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or due to highway runoff, including activities described in sections 133(b)(11), 328(a), and 329 of title 23; or, 
    • • reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or to restore and maintain connectivity among terrestrial or aquatic habitats.
    G. The recreational trails program under section 206 of title 23.

    H. The safe routes to school program eligible projects and activities listed at section 1404(f) of the SAFETEA-LU:
    • • Infrastructure-related projects.
    • • Non-infrastructure-related activities.
    • • Safe Routes to School coordinator.
    I. Planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways.

    TAP funds cannot be used for:
    • • State or MPO administrative purposes, except for SRTS administration, and administrative costs of the State permitted for RTP set-aside funds.
    • • Promotional activities, except as permitted under the SRTS.
    • • General recreation and park facilities, playground equipment, sports fields, campgrounds, picnic areas and pavilions, etc.
    • • Routine maintenance and operations.

    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
    502-266-6144
    FAX 502-266-5047


    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

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