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HRTPO Board Approves Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Program Allocations

HRTPO Board Approves Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Program Allocations

MAP-21 established the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), which replaced funding from pre-MAP-21 programs, including Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trails, and Safe Routes to School.  The FAST Act eliminated the TAP and replaced it with a set-aside of Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Program funding for Transportation Alternatives (TA).

Image of the Seaboard Coastal Trail in Suffolk

The Seaboard Coastal Trail is an example of a past Transportation Alternative Set-Aside
Project Selection Process.

Photo: City of Suffolk

TA Set-Aside eligible activities include on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities; infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility; community improvement activities, such as historic preservation and vegetation management; environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitat connectivity; recreational trail projects; safe routes to school projects; and projects for planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former divided highways.

For more information on the TA Set-Aside Project Selection Process please visit the HRTPO website at:


The HRTPO Board approved the allocation of $3,707,135 in funding for the FY 2021-2022 TA Set-Aside Project Selection Process at the February 20, 2020 meeting. In Virginia, District members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) are each provided $1 million per year ($2 million per cycle) in TA Set-Aside funds to allocate to projects in their districts. 

The table below lists 17 new candidate projects within the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) and one proposed new project outside of the Hampton Roads MPA.  The table also shows the projects selected to receive FY 2021-2022 allocations and the allocation amounts by the Hampton Roads District CTB member.

Table of FY 2021& 2022 TA Set-Aside Project Selection

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