Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

New Mexico's Canyon Rim Trail | Photo by TrailLink user cubfansla_tl

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 New Mexico.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
JoAnn Garcia
New Mexico Department of Transportation
1120 Cerillos Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Tel: 505-231-4300

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Greg Heitmann
FHWA - NM Division Office
604 West San Mateo Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Tel: 505-820-2027

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications open in May 2022 and close on 10/29/22. Please see website for more information.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local government, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts or local education agencies, tribal governments, applicants within Large Urbanized Areas (MPOs/RPCs)
  • Application information: Applications are open biennially
  • Application components: Project sponsor, ability to provide match/funding plan, TA eligibility, project description, cost estimates, project status (permits, environmental clearance, etc.), right of way, equity considerations, inclusion in planning documents
  • Selection criteria: Applicants are rated and ranked according to the following factors: planning, economic vitality, safety and security, accessibility and mobility through integration and connectivity, protection and enhancement of the environment, efficient system management and operations, system preservation, equity
  • Application tips: During the call for projects, interested applicants must meet with the regional planning organization and NMDOT staff to evaluate project feasibility 
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes.
  • Advisory committee members: A representation of NMDOT staff and MPO/RTPO planners from across the state.
  • Project award minimum: None 
  • Project award maximum: None
  • Typical local match: 14.56%
  • Matching policies: The state does accept in-kind match.

More information on NMDOT's Transportation Alternatives program is available here.