Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Florida's Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail | Photo by TrailLink user gmquesada

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Florida.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Robin Birdsong
Florida Department of Transportation
Systems Implementation Office
605 Suwannee Street MS 19
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
Tel: 850-414-4922
Email: Robin.Birdsong@dot.state.fl.us

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Jim Martin
FHWA - Florida Divison
400 W Washington St
Orlando, FL 32801
Tel: 407-867-6422
Email: jim.martin@dot.gov

State DOT Website: https://www.fdot.gov/planning/systems/tap/default.shtm

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Application timeline varies by coordinating district office. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: The FDOT administers TAP programs through the Local Agency Program (LAP). The program uses a competitive selection process. TAP funding is divided into two categories. Fifty (50) percent of the funds are sub-allocated to areas based on population while the other fifty (50) percent may be obligated to any part of the state.
  • Application tips: District Coordinators are available to answer questions about the program and application process. Applicants should familiarize themselves with TA Guidance and LAP, seek public input, provide a clear scope, and detailed cost estimates 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 components: Project sponsor, TA eligibility, LAP certification status, project description and implementation plan, cost estimate, right of way, indication of public involvement, and funding request
  • Selection criteria: Eligibility, feasibility, MPO project priority ranking (if applicable), and additional selection criteria including: public support, connectivity, applicants past project performance, geographic equity, project schedule, and equity for disadvantaged groups
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes.
  • Advisory committee members: Vary by district; all include FDOT staff and technical experts
  • Project award minimum: Varies by district
  • Project award maximum: Varies by district
  • Match requirement: None; FDOT provides match via toll credits

More information on FDOT's Transportation Alternatives Program can be found here.