Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Nevada's Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail | Photo by TrailLink user mbardy

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Lewis Lem, PhD.
Federal Programs Manager
Planning Division
Nebraska Dept. of Transportation
1263 South Stewart St
Rm 206
Carson City, NV 89712
Tel: 775-888-7124

Melissa Chandler
Transportation Planning Analyst
Planning Division
Nevada Dept. of Transportation
1263 S. Stewart Street
Rm 205
Carson City, NV 89712
Tel: 775-888-7170

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Leah Sirmin
TE Program Contact
NV Division
705 North Plaza St
Suite 220
Carson City, NV 89701
Tel: 775-687-8580
Fax: 775-687-3803

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: The program is run through a state level TAP office. The State uses a competitive selection process.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Tribal Governments, schools, governmental agencies/entities.
  • Application information: The application can be found online.
  • Application timeline: Annual rolling basis.
  • Application components: Project name, sponsor, cost estimates, and information pertinent to the selection criteria. Applicants are encouraged to attach additional project information including site maps, letters of support, assessment of environmental concerns, cost estimates, etc.
  • Selection criteria: Potential for success, safety, socioeconomic benefits, project connectivity, RPC/MPO ranking, multi-modal connections.
  • Application tips: A 10% point bonus is added to the average score of the identified Carson Area MPO and Tahoe Area MPO priority infrastructure project.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes.
  • Advisory committee members: Economic Development/Tourism, Bicycle/Pedestrian advocate, Nevada League of Cities/Nevada Association of Counties, Non-NDOT engineer, Non-NDOT planner, NDOT engineer, NDOT planner.
  • Project award minimum: N/A
  • Project award maximum: Infrastructure projects- $650,000 per application.Non-infrastructure projects - $125,000 per application
  • Typical local match: 5%