Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Maryland's Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail | Photo by TrailLink user jmcginnis12

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Christy Bernal
Regional and Intermodal Planning Division
Maryland State Highway Administration
Mail Stop C-502
707 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Tel: 410-545-5659

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Jeanette Mar
FHWA - Maryland Division
31 Hopkins Plaza, Suite 1520
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel: 410-779-7152

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications close on 5/16/22. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: The State Highway Administration promotes the development of TAP projects the state apportioned funds that may be obligated to any area in the state, selects the projects competitively, and provides some project support services.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local Governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource and public land agencies, school districts and local education agencies
  • Application information: The application form is available online.
  • Application components: Project sponsor, ability to provide match/funding plan, TA eligibility, project description and implementation plan, cost estimates, project status (permits, environmental clearance, etc), right of way, public involvement, project maintenance plan, design specs
  • Application tips: Projects that provide more than the minimum 20% cash match will be considered stronger applicants during the selection process. The TA Office provides implementation training and technical assistance to project sponsors. A mandatory kick-off meeting is held for each project, and comprehensive written guidelines are available online.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Advisory committee members: SHA staff, MPO staff and associated Advisory Committees evaluate applications based on the eligibility and merits of individual projects.
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Typical local match: 20%

More information on MDOT's Transportation Alternatives Program can be found here.