The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) was authorized by the most recent Federal Transportation Act – Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) that was signed into law on July 6, 2012. The Transportation Alternatives Program Redefines the former Transportation Enhancements activities and consolidates these eligibilities with the Safe Routes to Schools and Recreational Trails Programs. The Transportation Enhancement program was originally authorized in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) and continued through two successive laws TEA-21 and SAFTETEA-LU. The Transportation Alternatives program builds upon a legacy of the TE program by expanding travel choices, strengthening the local economy, improving the quality of life, and protecting the environment.
The Transportation Alternatives program authorized under section 1122 of MAP-21 (23 U.S.C. 213(b), 101(a)(29)) provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and for the planning, design, or construction of boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways.
YCPC/YAMPO TAP Notices of Intent
A Notice of Intent is the first step in applying for this round of TAP funding. The form acts as a first check to ensure the intended project is eligible for funding. A copy of the Notice of Intent is available here. For further questions about the NOI or the TAP program, contact Jeph Rebert, Senior Transportation Planner at
or (717) 771-9870.
For the complete YAMPO TAP Funding Guidance, click here.
For a list of eligble projects types from FHWA, click here.
For more information please contact the