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2014 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Call for Projects

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) was authorized under Section 1122 of MAP – 21: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (the current transportation funding and authorization bill) and provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives. The TAP is similar to the former Transportation Enhancement (TE) and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs.

Approximately $28 million is anticipated to be available to fund TAP projects in the 12-county North Central Texas Council of Governments' (NCTCOG) Metropolitan Planning Area. General types of projects eligible under this program include on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, improved safety and access to schools, and boulevards and similar multimodal roadways.

2014 TAP Call for Projects Application Materials
Call Opens: February 24, 2014
Deadline to Submit: May 30, 2014 by 5:00PM

Public Meetings, Workshops, and Additional Information
      TAP APPLICATION WORKSHOP -- February 28, 2014 at 10:00 am
      NCTCOG Transportation Council Room
      TAP Application Workshop Presentation

More information is available by clicking any of the blue bars below.

Additional Application Resources

Public Meetings and Workshops

Public meetings and a Workshop were conducted in December 2013 to seek feedback on a planned 2014 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Call for Projects for the 12-County North Central Texas Region.  The public was invited to share thoughts on issues related to the types of projects eligible for funding through the call for projects, criteria for evaluating projects, as well as local funding match requirements and the schedule and process through which funding may be awarded. 

December 17, 2013 Workshop

     Proposed Funding Categories
     Proposed Eligible-Ineligible Project Categories
     Proposed Evaluation Criteria
     Proposed Schedule
     Comment Sheet

Public Meetings (December 2013)
      Click here to view meeting handouts and presentations at the public meetings held on
      December 10, 2013 and December 11, 2013.

     Click here to view the archived December 11, 2013 public meeting video
     (select the “Public Meetings” tab)


Please forward any comments or questions to Karla Weaver at or Kevin Kokes at

2012-2013 Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program

The Transportation Enhancement (TE) Program is administered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Transportation enhancements were provided under the federal transportation legislation Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users Act (SAFETEA-LU). We are currently operating under the new transportation bill MAP-21, but additional dollars remaining from SAFETEA-LU were identified by TXDOT and they issued a statewide call for projects in 2012.TE Logo

The TE program funds transportation-related activities contributing to quality communities, preserving the environment, encouraging multi-modal travel,
and enhancing the aesthetics of roadways. A local match of 20 percent is required for projects funded through TE.

The 2012-2013 Transportation Enhancements Call for Projects opened on September 24, 2012 and closed on November 16, 2012.  The call for Projects had $70 million in SAFETEA-LU funds available Statewide:

  • $35 million to be selected by the Texas Transportation Commission
  • $35 million provided to large metropolitan regions
    • $13,044,101 million was provided for projects in the 12-county NCTCOG metropolitan planning area (formula based) for the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) to select.

2012-2013 Awarded and Funded Transportation Enhancement Projects

On July 25, 2013, the Texas Transportation Commission approved twenty (20) Transportation Enhancement projects that fall within the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA).

Click here for a list of funded projects in the region.
Click here for a map of the funded project locations

Regional Transportation Projects Selected by the Regional Transportation Council

Projects were evaluated and recommended projects were approved by the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) on May 9, 2013.  Click here to view the presentation.

2012 Transportation Enhancement Application Workshop hosted by NCTCOG

A workshop was held at NCTCOG on October 22, 2012 with TxDOT district representatives to discuss the application process.

NCTCOG Presentation
TxDOT Presentation
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Texas Historical Commission Streetscape Guidelines
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