Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

New York's High Line | Photo by Iwan Baan, Courtesy Friends of the High Line

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 York.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Lisa Ford
Transportation Alternatives Program
Department of Transportation
50 Wolf Road
6th Floor
Albany, NY 12232
Tel: 518-457-9749

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Daniel Wood
TAP Program Contact
NY Division
Leo W O'Brien Federal Bldg 7th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
Tel: 518-431-4127

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications close on 9/30/22. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: NY TAP funding will improve access to the transportation system for all users and advance New York State's nation-leading agenda to fight climate change by supporting the construction of new sidewalks, shared use paths and other enhancements that facilitate the use of non-motorized modes of travel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Application tips: More than two-thirds of the projects awarded will benefit Environmental Justice Communities, thereby helping to improve connectivity, air quality and bicycle and pedestrian access for the predominantly low-and-moderate-income families living in those areas. To apply for TAP-CMAQ funding, eligible entities/Sponsors must attend an Informational Workshop, and enter and submit applications through the New York State (NYS) Grants Gateway. 
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, regional transportation alternatives, transit agencies, natural resource and public land agencies, and tribal governments
  • Application components: Project narrative, budget, location, sponsor information, description of the eligible TAP activities, historical significance, scenic significance, impact, proposed construction, ownership, intended use, life expectancy, and maintenance plan.
  • Selection criteria: Project benefits and proposed solutions, innovation and creativity, safety improvements, alignment with TAP plans, project and systems; schedule, budget, ROW, match
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Advisory committee members: Applications are evaluated and scored by Regional TAP and CMAQ Evaluation Teams comprised of NYSDOT Regional personnel, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) personnel, and subject matter experts within the respective regions. A team may include representatives of other state agencies, including Regional Economic Development Councils; regional planning commissions; Right-of-Way (ROW) professionals; and various interest groups, such as bike/pedestrian advocacy groups, provided there are no conflicts of interest
  • Project award minimum: $500,000
  • Project award maximum: $5 million
  • Match requirement: 20%

More information on NY TAP/CMAQ can be found here.