Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

North Carolina's Dunn-Erwin Rail-Trail | Photo by TrailLink user mirandakellyart

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 North Carolina.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Ed Johnson
Bicycle and Pedestrian Division
North Carolina Dept. of Transportation
1534 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Tel: 919-707-4622

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Suzette Morales, PE
FHWA - NC Division
310 New Bern Ave, Suite 410
Raleigh, NC 27601
Tel: 919-747-7531

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications open on 2/18/22 and close on 3/29/22. Please see website for more information.​
  • TA program structure: The program is run through a state-level Local Programs Management Office. The state uses a mix of competitive and non-competitive selection processes, and funds are distributed directly by the NC Board of Transportation in accordance with departmental funding allocation procedures.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local government, transit agencies, school districts or local education agencies, 
  • Application information: Interested applicants must work through their MPO, RPO or NCDOT to enter a project for selection. NCDOT does not maintain a formal application
  • Application components: Project sponsor, funding plan, TA eligibility, project description, cost estimates
  • Selection criteria: NC has a legislatively mandated workgroup consisting of MPOs, RPOs, and other interested entities that determine selection criteria. Prior to a new cycle commencing, this workgroup may adjust the selection criteria as it see fit.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Advisory committee members: League of Municipalities, NCDOT, Metropolitan Mayor's Coalition, Assoc of County Commissioners, Regional Council of Governments, MPOs, RPOs, NC Rural Center
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Typical local match: 20%

More information on NCDOT's Bicycle & Pedestrian programs can be found here.