PROJECTS

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

FY 2017 TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM (TAP)

February 1, 2016 - The FY 2017 TAP Call for Projects CLOSED at 5:00 p.m., CST, on January 29, 2016.

The Corpus Christi MPO is pleased to offer the support to the following projects through the FY 2017 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), which provides funding for programs and projects that offer opportunities to expand transportation choices, and focuses on non-traditional transportation projects.

  • Region-wide Bike Boulevard Wayfinding Initiative – City of Corpus Christi

  • Safe Shelter and Crossing Program – City of Corpus Christi

  • Portland Bicycle Lanes – City of Portland

  • Memorial Parkway Hike & Bike Phase 1 – City of Portland

For detailed project descriptions, view FY 2017 PROJECT SUBMITTALS in the download section below:

DOWNLOAD SECTION:

FY 2017 PROJECT SUBMITTALS
Call for Projects TAP Submittal Guide TAP Project Submittal Form TAP Project Signature Form TAP Project Checklist TAP Pre-Application Workshop (Nov 4, 2015) Addendum 1

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

In-kind contributions may only include actual and documented pre-construction or construction-related costs incurred by the project sponsor that are otherwise eligible for reimbursement under applicable statues and regulations.

Several types of activities that are defined as transportation alternatives under federal law will not be considered for funding under this program call. TxDOT is placing an emphasis on facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized forms of transportation, as well as certain types of infrastructure projects formerly eligible under the Safe Routes to School Program, in an effort to encourage the development of a safe and multimodal transportation system.

1. Construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation, including sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals, traffic calming techniques, lighting and other safety-related infrastructure, and transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990;

2. Construction of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs;

3. Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-motorized transportation users; and

4. Construction of infrastructure-related projects to improve the ability of students to walk and bicycle to school, including sidewalk improvements, traffic calming and speed reduction improvements, pedestrian and bicycle crossing, on-street bicycle facilities, off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities, secure bicycle parking facilities, and traffic diversion improvements in the vicinity of schools.

Next steps include formal amendment of the MPO’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) 2015-2040 and the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) FY 2015-2018. Projects cannot be let until the TIP amendment process is complete. MPO staff will notify award recipients upon completion of the amendment process (expected around October, 2015).

Once the contract is awarded, the agency has one year to execute a local agreement, or Advanced Funding Agreement (AFA). Specific language contained in §11.315 (b)(5): §11.315. Elimination of Project from the TAP (b) The executive director may eliminate a project or a portion of a project from participation in the TAP if at any time: (5) a local agreement, or Advanced Funding Agreement (AFA) is not executed within one year.

§11.315. Elimination of Project from the TAP (b) The executive director may eliminate a project or a portion of a project from participation in the TAP if at any time: (4) a construction contract has not been awarded or construction has not been initiated within three years after the date that the commission selected the project.

INFORMATION

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Elena Buentello at (361) 884-0687 ext. 103 or via email.