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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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

State DOT TA Coordinator
Ken K. Tatsuguchi, PE
Hawaii Dept. of Transportation
Highways Division
869 Punchbowl St
Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: 808-587-1830
Email: ken.tatsuguchi@hawaii.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Liz Fischer
TE Program Contact
HI Division
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Bldg
Honolulu, HI 96850
Tel: 808-541-2700ext. 325
Fax: 808-541-2704
Email: elizabeth.fischer@dot.gov

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

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: The program is run through a state-level TE Office. The state uses a competitive selection process, and funds are distributed directly by the state TE Office.
  • Who is eligible to apply: County or State agency.
  • Application information: The application is available online. Some district offices offer application training.
  • Application timeline: The project selection cycle occurs every 3 years. The next call for proposals is in August 2010.
  • Application components: Project narrative, budget, and map of the project vicinity.
  • Selection criteria: The state does not consider applications for Category 7 (Rehabilitation of Historic Transportation Facilities), Category 8 (Preservation of Rail Corridors and Conversion to Trails), Category 9 (Inventory and Removal of Outdoor Advertising), or Category 12 (Transportation Museums). Selection criteria include: anticipated benefits for the community, anticipated number of users/beneficiaries, environmental impact, fit with comprehensive planning goals, level of public support, linkage to transportation system, maintenance commitment, relationship to other projects, and secured matching funds.
  • Application tips: The TE program funds project design, engineering, and construction. To improve chances of selection, the project should meet as many of the evaluation criteria as possible. Applicants should submit a complete application with a clear, precise narrative and a realistic project budget.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes, but the committee serves in an advisory capacity only. Final decisions are made by the Director of Transportation.
  • Advisory committee members:
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Matching policies: The state does not accept in-kind match.