Last updated: 05/20/2019
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a federal program authorized under Section 1122 of the federal transportation funding act, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and continued in the now FAST-Act, signed December of 2015. TAP provides funding for programs and projects such as: pedestrian and bicycle facilities, safe routes to school projects, infrastructure improvements that provide non-drivers better access to transit, environmental mitigation, and other infrastructure improvements to the transportation system. TAP continues to build upon the legacy of the Transportation Enhancements (TE) and Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) programs by supporting community based projects that expand travel choices, strengthen local economies, improve quality of life, protect the natural environment, and enhance transportation infrastructure. MAP-21 also requires that all states develop a competitive process specifically for TAP project selection. NMDOT views the development of a competitive process for TAP funds as an opportunity to develop transparent project solicitation, prioritization and selection processes.
The Santa Fe MPO is soliciting applications for projects to be considered for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 and 2021 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Funding within the MPO Planning Area (See the Planning Area Map linked below). All project applications that are located within the MPO Planning Area must be submitted to the Santa Fe MPO. The May 12th Staff Memorandum and supporting documents and forms for this process are available for download below.