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Transportation Alternatives Program
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) allocates federal funds to transportation improvement projects that “expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life, and protect the environment." TAP is a new legislative program that was authorized in 2012 by federal transportation legislation, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
With certain exceptions, projects that met eligibility criteria for the Safe Routes to School Program, Transportation Enhancements, and/or the Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Program will be eligible TAP projects. Please review the discussion of ineligible activities in the Federal Highway Administration TAP Guidance to determine if federal eligibility changes pursuant to MAP-21 may impact a proposed TAP project.
As of October 31, 2013, TAP application materials are available below. The 2014-2018 TAP pre-scoping application is due on or before December 13, 2013. WisDOT anticipates announcing TAP awards in calendar year 2014. The Department plans to solicit TAP applications every second calendar year, so the next opportunity to submit TAP applications should occur in 2015.
- 2014-2018 TAP timeline
- 2014-2018 TAP guidelines
- 2014-2018 TAP pre-scoping application instructions
- 2014-2018 TAP pre-scoping application
- WisDOT TAP Fact Sheet
- National Transportation Alternatives Clearinghouse web site
Federal Highway Administration
TAP projects within the jurisdiction of a Transportation Management Area (TMA) will be selected at the regional level by TMAs, which are metropolitan planning organizations with a population over 200,000. TMA contact information is provided below.
Beginning with the projects awarded in 2010, local sponsors constructing projects requiring a Local Let Contract (LLC) must attend a one-day training session. The training session instructs sponsors on the local letting process and results in certification to administer and deliver these projects. The updated Sponsor's Guide (September 2012) and the Certification form are available below. The fourth document provides clarification on frequently asked questions regarding the certification process.
- The Sponsor's Guide to Non-Traditional Transportation Project Implementation
- Certification for Non-Traditional Project Administration and Delivery
- FAQ’s for completing the Certification for Non-Traditional Project Administration and Delivery Form
- Sponsor's Training for Non-Traditional Project
Implementation - Fall 2013 Presentation
Please direct TAP questions to the appropriate WisDOT contact person listed below.
Regional local program contacts
Phone: (608) 246-3864
Fax: (608) 246-3819
Phone: (262) 548-8789
Fax: (262) 521-4425
- TMA Contact:
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Phone: (920) 492-4110
Fax: (920) 492-5711
- TMA Contacts:
Melissa Kraemer Badtke
East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Brown County Planning Commission
Phone: (920) 448-6480
North Central Region
Phone: (715) 365-5714
Fax: (715) 365-5780
Phone: (715) 635-5014
Fax: (715) 635-2309
Phone: (608) 266-3973
Fax: (608) 266-0658
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Last modified: November 26, 2013
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