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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) to administer according to their needs. MPOs and TxDOT are responsible for selecting projects independent of one another.

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

Title Format
Announcement
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

Title Format
TxDOT TA Detailed Application (Step 2 due June 14, 2021)                                                             
TxDOT TA Detailed Application Instructions
Example Resolution
Project Timeline – Example Chart

 

Workshop Materials

Title Format
Workshop Invitation                                                                                                                                                 
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 Contacts

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

 

Supplemental Materials

Title Format
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 are links to the TAP Program Guide, the Project Nomination Form and other related information. Questions? Contact us.

Title Format
2015 TAP Submission Summary Charts
2015 TAP Call for Projects Announcement
TxDOT TAP Rules
2015 TAP Program Guide (updated Feb. 20, 2015)
2015 TAP Project Nomination Form
TxDOT District TAP Coordinators
2015 TAP Workshops
2015 TAP Workshop Presentations
TxDOT District Environmental Coordinators
Large Urbanized Areas Map
Maps of MPOs, Urbanized Areas and Cities
FHWA U.S. Census Information
TxDOT Economically Disadvantaged Counties Program
TxDOT’s Average Low Bid Unit Prices
Standard Advance Funding Agreement for TAP
AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities
ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Texas Accessibility Information from Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program 2017

Below are links to the TA Program Guide, the Project Nomination Form and other related information. Questions? Contact us.

Title Format
Announcement
Program Guide
Project Nomination Form
Questions and Answers
Workshop Presentation: Overview
Workshop Presentation: Local Government
Workshop Presentation: Best Practices for Project Nomination
Project Timeline - Example Chart
Interactive Map (MPOs, Urbanized Areas, Cities)
TxDOT District TA/SRTS Coordinators
Transportation Alternatives/Safe Routes to School (TA/SRTS) Program 2019

Questions? Contact us.

Title Format
Announcement
2019 TxDOT TA/SRTS Program Guide
2019 TA/SRTS Detailed Application
2019 TA/SRTS Detailed Application Instructions
2019 TA/SRTS Detailed Application Frequently Asked Questions
Workshop Presentation: Overview
Workshop Presentation: Local Government
Workshop Presentation: Best Practices for Detailed Applications
Relevant Documents and Links  

Conditional Projects List

Awarded State Projects

Divisions

 

 

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