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Bicycle and pedestrian local and federal funding programs

TxDOT's Public Transportation Division administers federal funding programs, including Federal Highway Administration funds relating to TxDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and Federal Transit Administration funds for transit in Texas. These funds are for specific purposes and have separate eligibility and funding requirements. The Public Transportation Division requests applications for specific funding sources through calls for projects.

Transportation Alternatives Set-aside  (TA) Program

TxDOT administers TA funds for locally sponsored bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects in communities across the state. In large urbanized areas with populations over 200,000, TA funds are also distributed directly to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) to administer according to their needs. MPOs and TxDOT are responsible for selecting projects independent of one another.

TxDOT 2023 Transportation Alternatives Set-aside (TA) Call for projects

Attention potential project sponsors. TxDOT's next Program call is targeted to open in October 2022. For this year's Statewide Call for Projects, new project categories expand eligibility to include all population areas across Texas; additionally, non-infrastructure projects (active transportation plans) are eligible for funding awards.

To learn more, representatives of counties, cities, MPO's, and non-profits were encouraged to attend TxDOT's informational webinars about the upcoming TxDOT Transportation Alternatives 2023 Call for Projects from August 22 to September 7, 2022. Each webinar presentation featured a Call for Projects overview and a section of content unique for each webinar as well as a Q&A session. 

TxDOT 2023 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Call for projects - Information session recordings

TxDOT contacts

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TxDOT District TA Coordinators                                                                                                                        
TxDOT Local Government Projects Coordinators
TxDOT District Environmental Coordinators

Supplemental materials

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TxDOT Average Low Bid Unit Prices                                                                                               
U.S. Census Bureau Information – 2010 Decennial Census Population Figures
FHWA Brief Training Videos (Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies)

Past calls for projects - Federal highway administration funds

This call ended May 4, 2015.

The Public Transportation Division requests proposals for the 2015 TAP Call for Projects. Project activities are limited to construction of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects in population areas less than 200,000. Below is a link to the TAP Program Guide. Questions? Contact us.

2015 TAP Program Guide (updated Feb. 20, 2015)

 

Below is a link to the TA Program Guide. Questions? Contact us.

Program Guide

This call ended May 4, 2015.

The Public Transportation Division requests proposals for the 2015 TAP Call for Projects. Project activities are limited to construction of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure projects in population areas less than 200,000. Below is a link to the TAP Program Guide. Questions? Contact us.

Relevant documents and links

Conditional projects lists

  • All projects selected for the conditional project lists have been awarded funds.

Awarded state projects

  • TA/SRTS 2019
  • TA 2017
  • TAP 2015
    • Small Urban; populated areas 5,001 – 200,000
    • Rural; populated areas of less than 5,000
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