Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Idaho's Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes | Photo by TrailLink user karenhmullen_tl

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Margaret Havey, AICP
Project Manager - Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
Idaho Transportation Department
3311 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83707
Tel: 208-334-8469

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Maureen Gresham
FHWA - ID Division
3050 Lakeharbor Lane
Boise, ID 83703
Tel: 208-334-9180

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications close on 1/20/22. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: The purpose of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), formerly known as Community Choices for Idaho, is to provide for a variety of alternative transportation projects to address the needs of non-motorized users and to advance the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) strategic goals of Mobility, Safety and Economic Opportunity while maximizing the use of federal funds.
  • Application tips: ITD programs 100% of it's $7.5 million apportionment each cycle. The state funds both infrastructure and non-infrastructure TA projects; all projects are to be identified through a planning process that includes public involvement, needs analysis and a project prioritization process which will be vetted in the project application process. 
  • 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 name, sponsor, cost estimates, and information pertinent to the selection criteria. Applicants are encouraged to attach additional project information including site maps, letters of support, assessment of environmental concerns, cost estimates, etc.
  • Selection criteria: Project need, ROW, environmental screening, easement and access agreement, community need, benefit, feasibility, reporting
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes, ITD maintains a recommendation committee to review applications.
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: $500,000 for infrastructure projects; $60,000 for non-infrastructure
  • Matching policies: 7.34%; In-kind match is not permitted

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