The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), established under MAP-21, provides funding for a variety of transportation activities that were previously eligible for funding under separate programs under SAFETEA-LU, including Transportation Enhancements (TE), Recreational Trails, and Safe Routes to School. Among the types of projects typically funded under TAP are:
A more complete list of the types of projects that may be funded with TAP is available at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/factsheets/tap.cfm.
The TAP project selection process for FY 2017 funds will start in July 2015. The HRTPO allocated a total of $1.7 million in FY 2016 TAP funds to five projects this year. It is expected that a similar amount of TAP funding will be available for FY 2017. The VDOT Local Assistance Division (LAD) coordinates the TAP project selection process in conjunction with Virginia metropolitan planning organizations.
Important dates associated with the FY 2017 TAP:
220 North Church Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
Information on TAP, including the Guide to the HRTPO TAP Project Selection Process, may be accessed on the HRTPO website at:
Additional information on TAP is available on the VDOT website at: