Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

New Jersey's Columbia Trail | Photo by Anthony Le

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Laine Rankin
Division of Local Aid and Economic Development
New Jersey Department of Transportation
1035 Parkway Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08625
Tel: 609-963-2021

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Sutapa Bandyopadhyay, AICP, Ph.D.
FHWA - NJ Division Office
840 Bear Tavern Road Suite 202
West Trenton, NJ 08628-1019
Tel: 609-637-4203

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications open in spring 2022 and close on 11/3/22. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: This program is being administered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO).
  • Application Tips: Projects are reviewed by the Selection Committee to establish technical feasibility (the timeframe, design standards, permits needed, potential for environmental constraints on construction, etc.), to determine the accuracy of project costs and to ensure that the recommended group of projects meets the program goals. The recommended project shortlist is developed with consideration given to geographic distribution.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local government, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, and tribal governments
  • Application components: Project sponsor, ability to provide match, TA project eligibility, inclusion in transportation improvement plan, project description and implementation plan, cost estimate, project status (permits, environmental clearance, etc.), right of way, indication of public involvement, project maintenance plan, design specifications, equity considerations
  • Selection criteria: Public support, completeness of application, project impact on mode choice, community benefit, safety and public health benefits, inclusion into larger plans, project readiness, cost estimate, environmental impact, ROW, matching funds
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Advisory committee members: Comprises of representatives from the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, New Jersey Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and others
  • Project award minimum: $350,000
  • Project award maximum: $1,500,000
  • Typical local match: While there is no requirement for matching funds, the availability of other funds is viewed as an indication, or measure, of the projects potential to succeed.
  • Match requirement: None

More information on the NJDOT Transportation Alternatives program is available here.