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TPB Call for Projects for new Transportation Alternatives (TA) program

The Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is pleased to release the call for projects for the

Transportation Alternatives Program for the National Capital Region


The Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program is a new federal program under MAP-21 that provides funding to projects considered "alternatives" to traditional highway construction. The TA Program combines three former federal programs: Transportation Enhancements (TE); Safe Routes to School (SRTS); and Recreational Trails (RTP).

Some eligible uses of TA funding include: construction, planning, and design of on-road and off-road trail facilities or infrastructure-related projects and systems that provide safe routes for pedestrians, bicyclists, non-drivers (including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities); community improvement activities; environmental mitigation activities; and some activities formerly under the Safe Routes to School program.

Eligible recipients include local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts and agencies, and other appropriate local or regional governmental entities. For more information on project and applicant eligibility, please review the federal guidance on the TA Program.

Regional Transportation Alternatives Program Project Solicitation

The TPB will conduct a solicitation for the regional TA Program from March 1, 2013 to May 15, 2013. Please visit the  
Application Information page for more information about applying for regional TA Program funding.

Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Application Workshop and Consultation 

The TPB will host a regional TA Program Application Workshop on March 22, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. An RSVP is required.

Applicants are required to consult with TPB staff prior to submitting an application for regional TA Program funding. Applicants may meet this requirement in one of two ways: attend the Application Workshop on March 22, or schedule a one-on-one consultation with TPB staff.  

Application Submission

Applications for the regional TA Program are due by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Maryland applicants must submit applications directly to MDOT. District of Columbia and Virginia applicants must submit all materials electronically to the TPB at: TAP@mwcog.org.

Please visit the regional TA Program website for more information (www.mwcog.org/tap) and contact TPB staff (TAP@mwcog.org) with any questions.


Release Date: Mar 1, 2013

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