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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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

  • 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: City and County Governments, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, schools, tribal governments, and any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for or oversight of transportation or recreational trails.
  • Application information: The application info can be found online.
  • Application timeline: June 11, 2014 was the last call for applications.
  • 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: Fit into one or more of the TAP eligibility categories, relate to surface transportation, benefit the public interest through the provision of public access and use, have an eligible sponsor, have community support, have a 20 percent local match, have been submitted as a complete application, progress to completion within 5 years of award.
  • Application tips: Follow all local/state/federal regulations and attend a workshop on TAP.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: A rating committee.
  • Advisory committee members: N/A
  • Project award minimum: $250,000
  • Project award maximum: $1.6 million
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Once your project is funded: To prevent delays- The NYSDOT/Sponsor State-Local Agreement (SLA) is to be executed within six months to one year of funding approval, the development and design work is to be completed within two years of funding approval or as directed by the regional TAP coordinator, the project must be completed and final construction inspection accepted within 5 years of funding approval, and project close-out should be initiated within three months of Final Construction Inspection acceptance.