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.

Safe Routes to Schools-Infrastructure (SRTS) Program

TxDOT administers SRTS funds for locally sponsered infrastructure projects that facilitate walking and biking to school. Projects may be located anywhere in the state as long as they are within two miles of K-8 schools.

TxDOT 2019 TA/SRTS Call for Projects

TxDOT opened a combined call for projects for TA and SRTS funds on Feb. 8, 2019. Check back here for additional program materials and information.

Questions? Contact us.

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2019 TxDOT TA/SRTS Program Guide
Example Resolution Supporting Detailed Application
2019 TA/SRTS Preliminary Application
2019 TA/SRTS Preliminary Application Instructions
Workshop Presentation: Overview
Workshop Presentation: Local Government
Workshop Presentation: Best Practices for Detailed Applications
2019 TA/SRTS Frequently Asked Questions
2019 TA/SRTS Program Briefing
TxDOT Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program Rules
TxDOT Safe Routes to School Program Rules
2019 TA/SRTS Project Sponsor Workshop Invitation
Interactive Map (MPOs, Urbanized Areas, Cities)
TxDOT District TA/SRTS Coordinators
Relevant Documents and Links
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TxDOT Local Government Projects Coordinators
TxDOT District Environmental Coordinators
TxDOT Economically Disadvantaged Counties Program
TxDOT Average Low Bid Unit Prices
TxDOT Guidance for In-Kind Contributions
BikeStripe Guidance
U.S. Census Bureau Information – 2010 Population Figures
U.S. Census Bureau Information – 2010 Urban Areas
FHWA U.S. Census Information
FHWA Brief Training Videos (Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies)
FHWA Federal-Aid Guidance Non-Federal Match Requirements
AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities
ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Texas Accessibility Information from Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
 

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 are links to the TAP Program Guide, the Project Nomination Form and other related information. Questions? Contact us.

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2015 TAP Submission Summary Charts
2015 TAP Call for Projects Announcement
TxDOT TAP Rules
2015 TAP Program Guide (updated Feb. 20, 2015)
2015 TAP Project Nomination Form
TxDOT District TAP Coordinators
2015 TAP Workshops
2015 TAP Workshop Presentations
TxDOT District Environmental Coordinators
Large Urbanized Areas Map
Maps of MPOs, Urbanized Areas and Cities
FHWA U.S. Census Information
TxDOT Economically Disadvantaged Counties Program
TxDOT’s Average Low Bid Unit Prices
Standard Advance Funding Agreement for TAP
AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities
ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Texas Accessibility Information from Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program 2017

Below are links to the TA Program Guide, the Project Nomination Form and other related information. Questions? Contact us.

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Announcement
Program Guide
Project Nomination Form
Questions and Answers
Workshop Presentation: Overview
Workshop Presentation: Local Government
Workshop Presentation: Best Practices for Project Nomination
Project Timeline - Example Chart
Interactive Map (MPOs, Urbanized Areas, Cities)
TxDOT District TA/SRTS Coordinators

Awarded State Projects

Divisions