Transportation Alternatives Program

The goal of the federally-funded Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is to provide choices for non-motorized users that are safe, reliable, and convenient.

TAP was created under a federal law known as Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) to consolidate many stand-alone programs into a single, more flexible program. Programs replaced by TAP are Safe Routes to School, Recreational Trails, Transportation Enhancement, and Scenic and Cultural Byways. The Recreational Trails Program is administered by the Department of Resource and Economic Development.

Training for LPA "Person in Responsible Charge"

Selected communities must designate a full-time employee as the person in responsible charge. This person must have authority to make financial decisions for the sponsoring organization.  This individual must be LPA certified by the Department. If you are currently certified and seeking recertification you can request a test vs. attending the day long training Please see links below for information:

LPA Training

TAP Round 4 Proposed Awards (Presented to the Governor's Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) on September 1, 2021).

TAP provides funds for transportation projects to meet non-motorized needs in the State through the design and construction of bike lanes, sidewalks, and on and off-road Multi-Use paths (including abandoned rail corridors) for non-motorized forms of transportation.

2021 Grant Round:

$13.4 M Total Funds (20% match required for $10.7M Fed)
4 years of funding
$1.25 M max funding per project
34 applications received requesting $25.1M in federal funds


Scoring Criteria White Paper

Project Readiness and Support 13%
Financial Readiness 15%
Feasibility 9%
Stress Analysis 12%
Improve Safety Conditions 16%
Network Connectivity 20%
RPC Rankings 15%

Prioritized TAP Awards

Map - Location of TAP applications


Bike-ped path under construction
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) reimburses local communities for up to 80 percent of the costs for pedestrian and bicycling projects.