Transportation Alternatives Program
The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) Program formerly known as the Transportation Alternatives Program or TAP provides funds for the construction of pedestrian & bicycle facilities, improved access to public transportation, creation of safe routes to school, the preservation of historic transportation structures, environmental mitigation and the creation of trail projects that serve a transportation purpose while promoting safety and mobility.
Eligible applicants include local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, local education agencies, or schools, and tribal governments.
Click here for the TA Set-Aside Program Guidance.
Additional information may be found on the PA Department of Transportation website.
An important change to the program includes the requirement for project sponsors to meet with the Rural Planning Organization (RPO) and PennDOT District Office staff to discuss the project application. Additional points may be awarded for doing so prior to the application submission. Those contacts within the Northwest RPO region include myself here at the Northwest Commission at email@example.com or by phone at 814-677-4800 x131, Lyndsie DeVito at District 1 for projects in Crawford, Forest, Venango, and Warren counties or Jason Barkey at District 10 for Clarion County. Contact information for Lyndsie and Jason is included on page 38 of the guidance document.
The 2017 funding round will be open from July 10, 2017 to September 22, 2017.
Sponsors uncertain as to whether their project would qualify for TA Set-Aside funds may submit a pre-application eligibility request; however, submitting an eligibility form is not required to submit a TA Set-Aside application. Click “Create a new TA Set-Aside Eligibility Determination” after registering for SharePoint to start a new eligibility determination. Eligibility Determinations must be submitted no later than August 25, 2017.
SharePoint accounts are required for users that wish to create, view, edit or submit a TA Set-Aside application. If you do not have a SharePoint account, you must use the Register a New User link on the left side of this page to sign up.
As you begin to work through the application process, please be sure to review the Troubleshooting Tips, which discusses commonly-encountered questions during your initial login to SharePoint.
This website and application are best viewed in Internet Explorer or Edge. If you’re using Google Chrome, please see the Using Chrome link on the left side of this page for instructions on downloading a recommended add-on that will make Chrome compatible with the application process.