Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Indiana's Monon Trail | Photo by Dina Varano

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Michael Cales
Local Programs Specialist
Department of Transportation
Local Program Division
Indianapolis, IN 46970
Tel: 317-232-5021

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Steven Minor
FHWA - IN Division
575 North Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: 317-226-5351

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Application timeline varies by county.
  • TA program structure: The program is run through a state-level TAP Office. The state uses a competitive selection process, and TAP funds are distributed directly by the state TAP Office. There is a mandated geographic distribution of funds: to the MPOs (by population) and then to six districts that cover the non-MPO area.
  • 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: Online application, financial commitment letter, ADA/Title VI commitment letter, mapped project, identification of potential railroad and utility interactions, bridge inspection report, scope of work, cost estimate
  • Selection criteria: Road AADT and AATT, LPA Past Performance; Planning Support, Community Support – Social Issues, Connectivity, Safety Improvements, Facility Condition, LPA who has Asset Management, Funding Participation, Funding Commitments, Economic Development; Previous/Existing Project and ADA accommodations
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Advisory committee members: Applications are scored by a team of INDOT experts in their fields
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Matching policies: 

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