Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

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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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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.
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State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Mariano Berrios
Environmental Programs Administrator
Florida Department of Transportation
Environmental Management Office
605 Suwannee Street MS 37
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
Tel: 850-414-5250
Fax: 850-414-4443
Email: mariano.berrios@dot.state.fl.us

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Carl Mikyska
TE Program Contact
FL Division
545 John Knox Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Tel: 850-553-2221
Fax: 850-942-9691
Email: carl.mikyska@fhwa.dot.gov

State DOT Website: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/emo/alternatives/alternatives.shtm

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • 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.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local government, Regional Transportation Authorities, Transit Agencies, Natural Resource or Public Land Agencies, School districts or local education agencies, or Tribal governments.
  • Application information: The application is located online.
  • Application timeline: Applications for TA projects may be submitted on an annual basis. It is acceptable and desirable to maintain an approved priority list of TA projects that may span a couple of years providing flexibility in funding.
  • Application components: Project Sponsor and person of contact, LAP certification status, project information, eligibility under which TAP program, qualifying activities, project description, and project implementation information.
  • Selection criteria: Projects are evaluated by: right-of-way availability, environmental impacts/permitting issues, safety benefits, public support, constructability, maintenance responsibility, projects effectiveness of TAs goals, project phases to be funded, and cost estimate.
  • Application tips: Programming of projects will be based on priority, funds availability, implementing agency, and the ability of the agency to implement the project.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes.
  • Advisory committee members: Should consist of county, municipal, and FDOT staff.
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Typical local match: A local match is not required.
  • Matching policies: Normally, the Federal share for TA projects is the same as for the general Federal aid Highway Program: 80 percent Federal/20 percent State and/or Local match. However, the State of Florida has elected to utilize toll credits (soft match) to serve as the State and Local match for the TAP. Therefore, project sponsors are not required to provide the 20 percent match.
  • Once your project is funded: Make sure the Local Agency is LAP certified. Some district offices developed LAP guides.