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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
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
2021 TA Call for Projects Frequently Asked Questions Update
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

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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)

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.

Title Format
2015 TAP Program Guide (updated Feb. 20, 2015)
Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program 2017

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

Title Format
Program Guide
Transportation Alternatives/Safe Routes to School (TA/SRTS) Program 2019

Questions? Contact us.

Title Format
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 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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