Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Alaska's Tony Knowles Coastal Trail | Photo by Kelly Leavitt, Luv Duck Photography

Funding History

Distribution of Programmed TE & TA Funds by Category
Cumulative FY 1992 Through FY 2018

Chart Legend

Combined TE/TA Funds by Fiscal Year
— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded

For help with this chart please see the TE Primer.
View all funded projects in Alaska.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Julius Adolfsson
Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator, Rural Transit Planner
Alaska Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities
P.O. Box 112500
Juneau, AK 99811
Tel: (907) 465-6978

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Al Fletcher
FHWA - AK Division
PO Box 21648
Juneau, AK 99802
Tel: 907-586-7245

State DOT Website: N/A

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications open on 8/1/22 and Notice of intent to award (NOIA) closes on Oct. 31, 2022 and Call for Projects on Feb. 23, 2023. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is responsible for selecting projects submitted by eligible entities through a competitive process for all funds not suballocated to MPOs representing urbanized areas with populations greater than 200,000.
  • Application tips: Interested applicants are encouraged to sign up for updates, consult with community or tribal representatives to identify priority transportation needs, and contact a DOT Area Planner for assistance. Communities wishing to apply, must respond to the NOIA. Applicants will be asked to provide basic project information such as title, location, scope, justification, and answer eligibility screening questions. DOT&PF will use preliminary project information to determine eligibility and prepare a Scope, Schedule, and Estimate. Communities will develop full project applications with assistance from DOT&PF for eligible projects.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local government, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, non-profit partners, and tribal governments
  • Application timeline: The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) indicates that applications open on 8/1/22 and Notice of intent to award (NOIA) closes on Oct. 31, 2022 and Call for Projects on Feb. 23, 2023. Please see website for more information.
  • Application components: Project sponsor, ability to provide match, TA project eligibility, inclusion in transportation improvement plan, project description and implementation plan, cost estimate, project status (permits, environmental clearance, etc), demonstrated public support,  project maintenance plan, design specifications
  • Selection criteria: Health and quality of life, safety, local contribution to capital costs, local contribution to operations and maintenance, departmental priority, public support, network completion, tie to event or activity, any of six intrinsic qualities (scenic, historic, cultural, natural, archaeological, recreational) stabilization or renovation of a historic transportation facility, cost effectiveness, capital cost or project complexity
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes. Final evaluations are conducted by the Project Evaluation Board
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: $5,000,000
  • Match requirement: 9%

More information on Alaska DOT&PF's Transportation Alternatives Program can be found here.