2017 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program CFP

The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) Program was authorized under Section 1109 of Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) (the current transportation funding and authorization bill) and provides funding for projects defined as transportation alternatives.  The TA Set-Aside Program is similar to the former Transportation Alternatives Program, Transportation Enhancement, and Safe Routes to School programs.

The 12-county NCTCOG Metropolitan Planning Area has been sub-allocated approximately $23 million in TA Set-Aside Program funds which will be available to award as part of a 2017 Call for Projects in our region.  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, and pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure associated with Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects that will substantially improve safety and the ability for students to walk and bicycle to school.

2017 Awarded and Funding Projects (North Central Texas Region)

On June 8, 2017, the Regional Transportation Council approved 34 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program projects that fall within NCTCOG's Metropolitan Planning Area.

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

2017 TA Set-Aside Program Call for Projects Application Materials
Call Opened:  December 12, 2016
Deadline to Submit:  February 24, 2017 by 5:00 pm

* Includes clarification related to the submittal of documentation for right-of-way or easements associated with the project, as approved by the Regional Transportation Council.

TA Set-Aside Program Application Workshop Materials - December 14, 2016


Board Meetings

December 2, 2016  Action to Approve Program Guidelines     Surface Transportation Technical Committee Meeting Presentation
December 8, 2016  Action to Approve Program Guidelines     Regional Transportation Council Meeting Presentation

Application Resources
Mobility 2040 Resources
Mobility Options:  Active Transportation Section
Appendix E:  Mobility Options (Active Transportation)
Regional Paths (trails) and Bikeways (on-street) Networks
Regional Veloweb Map
Community Shared-Use Paths Map
On-Street Bikeway Network Map
Environmental Justice Index Map
2017 Levels of Congestion/Delay Map

Design Guidelines
AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (2012, Fourth Edition) (Available for purchase)
AASHTO Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities (Available for purchase)
NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
FHWA Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide
ITE Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach
Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD)
APBP Essentials of Bike Parking: Selecting and Installing Bike Parking that Works
 FHWA Interim Approval for Optional Use of an Intersection Bicycle Box
FHWA Interim Approval for Optional Use of Green Colored Pavement for Bike Lanes
FHWA Interim Approval for Optional Use of a Bicycle Signal Face