2015 Texas Department of Transportation Alternatives Call for Projects

On January 16, 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation announced the 2015 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Call for Projects. The TAP, as administered by the department, provides funding for a variety of alternative transportation projects, including on- and off road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure for non-driver access to public transportation, projects that enhance mobility, and Safe Routes to School infrastructure projects. An estimated $52 million in federal funds are anticipated to be available to fund authorized TAP projects. 

This Call for Projects was limited to eligible project sponsors and projects from non-urban areas with populations of 5,000 or less and urban areas with populations of 5,001 to 200,000 that are outside 2010 U.S. Census Urbanized Area boundaries with populations over 200,000. 

Important Dates:

March 10, 2015 - 9 am - 12 pm - TxDOT Regional Transportation TAP Workshop
 NCTCOG hosted a workshop for the 2015 Statewide TAP Call for Projects.  Local TxDOT district staff were available to discuss TAP program information and the candidate project nomination process.
TxDOT TAP Program Overview [PDF]
Local Government Projects Overview [PDF]
Design Considerations [PDF]
Municipalities Outside the Urbanized Area Boundary - Map
Municipalities Partially Outside the Urbanized Area Boundary - Map 
Workshop Video (please note a 25 minute break occurs at approximately 91 minutes into the video; the workshop continues at approximately 1 hour 15 minutes into the video presentation)

April 20, 2015 - Deadline to submit a request to the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) for a letter of support.  Please direct requests to Daniel Snyder.  When submitting a request, please provide NCTCOG staff with the following information: A brief project description, an area map of the project location, the amount of funding requested, and local contribution. 
       "Any proposed TAP project which is located in a single metropolitan area is required to include a 
 letter of support from the MPO and a commitment from the MPO to include the proposed project in the local TIP, should TAP funding for the proposed project be made available. Early coordination with the MPO is essential for project sponsors to obtain their letter of support in a timely manner

May 4, 2015 (5:00 p.m. CDT) – Submission deadline for TAP 2015 project nomination(s). 

July – September, 2015 – Proposed selection of TAP projects by the Texas Transportation Commission.