PennDOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Funding Available

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will open its Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding application period on November 2, 2015. Approximately $7.5 million will be available for the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania region, and another $26 million will be available statewide.

Examples of eligible TAP projects include bicycle or pedestrian facilities, conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails, overlooks and viewing areas, historic preservation and rehab of historic transportation facilities, vegetation management, and wildlife mortality mitigation projects, among other types.

Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, local education agencies, or schools, and tribal governments are eligible to apply for the competitive TAP funds.

TAP application forms, program guidance, and more information will be available shortly. Continue to check back for more information. The application period will open November 2, 2015 and close onJanuary 8, 2016. Please direct program questions to Joe Banks at jbanks@dvrpc.org or 215-238-2898.

TAP Information Sessions

To help project sponsors develop strong TAP applications, PennDOT and DVRPC will hold information sessions throughout October in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. TAP Information Sessions will be held from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. See below to register for one of the sessions most convenient for you.

Please note, bonus application points will be provided to all potential applicants that are represented at one of the information sessions.

Tuesday, October 20th – Philadelphia County
DVRPC Main Conference Room
190 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Thursday, October 22nd – Delaware County
Media Courthouse – DelCo Room
201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063

Monday, October 26th – Bucks County
Bucks County Planning Commission – 4th Floor Conference Room
1260 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Tuesday, October 27th – Chester County
Chester County Planning Commission – GSC Room 149
601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19382

Wednesday, October 28th – Montgomery County
Montgomery County Planning Commission – Montgomery Room
One Montgomery Plaza Building Suite 202
425 Swede Street, Norristown, PA 19401

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