TxDOT's Public Transportation Division administers federal funding programs, including Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds relating to TxDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 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 less than 200,000. In large urbanized areas with populations over 200,000, TA funds are distributed directly to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO)
TxDOT 2021 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA) Call for Projects
The Program call opened on January 15, 2021. Step 1 of the TxDOT 2021 TA Call for Projects concluded April 12th. Project sponsors eligible to advance to Step 2 can complete the detailed application and submit to TxDOT by June 14th.
Program Call Materials
|2021 TxDOT TA Program Guide|
|2021 TA Call for Projects Frequently Asked Questions|
|Transportation Management Areas (TMA) & Transportation Development Credits (TDC) Interactive Map|
|TxDOT Economically Disadvantaged Counties Program|
Detailed Application Materials
|TxDOT TA Detailed Application (Step 2 due June 14, 2021)|
|TxDOT TA Detailed Application Instructions|
|2021 TA Call for Projects Frequently Asked Questions Update|
|Project Timeline – Example Chart|
|TxDOT 2021 TA Call for Projects Overview Presentation|
|Overview of Program Requirements – Local Government Projects Presentation|
|Best Practices for Detailed Applications Presentation|
|2021 TA Call for Projects Workshop Recording|
|TxDOT District TA Coordinators|
|TxDOT Local Government Projects Coordinators|
|TxDOT District Environmental Coordinators|
|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)|
Questions? Contact us.
Past Calls for Projects - Federal Highway Administration Funds
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) 2015
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.
Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program 2017
Below is a link to the TA Program Guide. Questions? Contact us.
Transportation Alternatives/Safe Routes to School (TA/SRTS) Program 2019
Questions? Contact us.
|Relevant Documents and Links|
Conditional Projects Lists
Awarded State Projects