Transportation Alternatives Program
The federal Transportation Alternatives Program is a cost-reimbursement program where projects are submitted to the MPO and then ranked and prioritized for funding. Funded projects enter into a grant reimbursement agreement with the Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT).
- Approximately $3M has been allocated annually in recent years to fund Transportation Alternatives (TA) projects in Palm Beach County
- Projects selected for funding by the MPO will be constructed in FY 21
- Municipal, county, state, federal agencies and tribal councils.
- Safe Routes to School project applicants include public schools or school districts, private schools, health departments, colleges and universities.
Eligible TAP Funding Activities:
- Construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation
- Construction of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers
- Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails
- Safe Routes to School non-infrastructure-related activities to encourage walking and bicycling to school. Note, Florida’s Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure application must accompany this application to be considered for funding.
- The total construction amount of Transportation Alternative Program funds requested per projects (infrastructure) must be in excess of $250,000 with a maximum project amount of $1,000,000
- Transportation Alternative Program funds will be used to fund Construction and FDOT in-house support activities.
- Local Funds (LF) will be used for all non-participating items, contingency activities, Construction Engineering and Inspection Activities (CEI), and any costs in excess of the awarded funding (TAP) allocation.
- Applications must be submitted online via the MPO website.
- Applications must include all required documents.
- Applications will be scored and ranked via the MPO scoring system.
- The MPO Board makes the final determination regarding inclusion of an application on the MPO Priority Projects List and may waive any of the above requirements.
How to Submit a 2017 TA Program Application
- Attend the MPO Funding Programs Workshop for potential applicants on December 15, 2016.
- Download and fill out all required application documents:
- Submit an application to the MPO no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017
Thank you to those who submitted applications!
Previously Funded Projects (prior to 2016)
Click here for a summary of projects that have previously received funding allocations through the Transportation Alternatives (TA) or Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs.