Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Louisiana's Tammany Trace | Photo by TrailLink user hickok23, Pit Vins Photography

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Louisiana.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Brian D. Nunes
Transportation Alternatives Program Manager
Louisiana Dept. of Transportation
PO Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245
Tel: 225-379-1585
Email: brian.nunes@la.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Laura Phillips
FHWA - LA Division
5304 Flanders Drive Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Tel: 225-757-7622
Email: laura.phillips@dot.gov

State DOT Website: http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Engineering/Project_Management/TAP/Pages/default.aspx

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications open on 10/2/22. Please see website for more information.​
  • TA program structure: The DOTD Transportation Alternative Program (DOTDTAP) works toward building a more balanced transportation system that includes pedestrians and bicyclists as well as the motoring public. 
  • Application tips: DOTDTAP personnel are available to provide assistance to anyone interested in applying for or those who already have an existing project. Our purpose is to help guide projects through the program guidelines in order to have a successful, working project once developed.
  • 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: Program checkbox, sponsor information, consultant information, project narrative, detailed project description, maps/plans/photographs, project benefits, implementation, project cost, federal cost request, and certification.
  • Selection criteria: Project must improve quality of life, quality of transportation systems, and/or quality of the environment; shows rarity, uniqueness, or significance compared to existing resources of its type; degree of confidence about cost estimate; reasonableness of delivery schedule, amount of risk of lengthy environmental studies and permits or public controversy about the project; shows relative total benefit compared to its cost; demonstrates urgency or risk of lost opportunity; is multi-modal and/or demonstrates connectivity; provides extra matching funds or services; shows value in spreading general public awareness; and indicates sustainability and/or long-term worth.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Advisory committee members: Composed of members from LADOTD Transportation Alternatives Program Unit, the Landscape Unit in Maintenance, LADOTD Environmental Section, LADOTD Compliance Programs Section, LADOTD Planning Section, FHWA, and the LPA Director.
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Match requirement: 20%

More information on DOTDTAP is available here.