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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Derek Krevat
10 Park Plaza, Ste. 4150
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 857-368-8868

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Chris Timmel
FHWA - MA Division
55 Broadway 10th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Tel: 617-494-3487

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications are rolling.
  • 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.
  • Application tips: MassDOT intends to allocate all TA funds to Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, and tribal governments
  • Application components: Assessment request form, site visit, planning study, project identification
  • Selection criteria: MassDOT runs a competitive, merit-based scoring process
  • Typical local match: 20%

More information on MassDOT's TA program can be found here.