Division of Local Aid is currently accepting applications for Transportation Alternatives 2018 program
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) was established by Congress in 2012 under MAP-21 and FAST Act in 2015, and is funded through a set-aside of the Federal-aid Highway Program. TAP provides federal funds for community based “non-traditional” projects designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic and environmental aspects of the nation’s intermodal system. TAP projects must relate to surface transportation.
This program is being administered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO).
All applications for TAP are to be submitted online through SAGE (System for Administering Grants Electronically).
For this solicitation, eligible projects must fall into one of the following seven categories:
- Design and construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation
- Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized transportation users.
- Construction of scenic turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas. Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities both land and water such as building structures and canals.
- Community improvement activities, specifically: streetscaping and corridor landscaping.
- Environmental mitigation to address stormwater management, control, and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or due to highway runoff.
- Reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or to restore and maintain connectivity among terrestrial or aquatic habitats.
For more information about TAP submissions and deadlines, visit the NJDOT Website
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