Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Massachusetts' Minuteman Commuter Bikeway | Courtesy MLC 2011

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Catherine Cagel
Manager of Sustainable Transportation
Office of Transportation Planning
10 Park Plaza
Room 4150
Boston, MA 02116-3973
Tel: 617-973-7181
Fax: 617-973-8035

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Damaris Santiago
TE Program Contact
MA Division
55 Broadway 10th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Tel: 617-494-2419
Fax: 617-494-3355

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: MassDOT has sub-allocated 50 percent of TAP funding to urbanized areas with a population over 200,000, and has given control of these funds to the MPOs that cover such urbanized areas. The remaining 50 percent of the TAP funding is allocated for use in any area of Massachusetts, to be determined by MassDOT based on a competitive, merit-based process.
  • Who is eligible to apply: local governments, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, and any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails.
  • Application timeline: The project selection cycle is ongoing.
  • Typical local match: 20%