Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Hawaii's Anahola-Kapaa Trail, Ke Ala Hele Makalae | Photo by TrailLink user d_marco

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Hawaii.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Jeyan Thirugnanam
Hawaii Dept. of Transportation
Highways Division
869 Punchbowl St
Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: 808-587-1830
Email: TA.Program@hawaii.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Amy Ford-Wagner
FHWA - HI Division
300 Ala Moana Blvd Room 3306
Honolulu, HI 96850
Tel: 808-541-2325
Email: amy.ford-wagner@dot.gov

State DOT Website: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications close on 5/13/22. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: The Hawaii State Department of Transportation manages to the TA program, which provides federal funds for community-based projects that expand travel choices and enhance the transportation experience in Hawaii.
  • Application tips: Interested applicants must submit a Notification of Interest to the TA Program Coordinator prior to submitting an application. HDOT TA does not fund scenic beautification as a stand-alone project, routine maintenance and operations or archaeological planning and research. 
  • 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, project identification, budget, matching funds, eligibility, project description and scope, existing conditions, purpose and benefits, project readiness, schedule and status, permits, ROW, environmental impact and resource protection, public support
  • Selection criteria: Contribution to surface transportation system, contribution to region and/or community, effective and efficient use of funds, project viability for near-term implementation, project scope
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Project award minimum: None
  • Project award maximum: None
  • Match requirements: 20%

More information on Hawaii's Transportation Alternatives program can be found here.