Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Ohio's Little Miami Scenic Trail | Photo by TrailLink user kenhaft

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Jeff Shaner
Local Projects Manager
Ohio Dept. of Transportation
1980 W Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223
Tel: 614-644-6394
Email: jeffrey.shaner@dot.ohio.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Andy Johns
TE Program Contact
OH Division
200 North High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Tel: 614-280-6850
Fax: 614-280-6836
Email: Andy.Johns@dot.gov

State DOT Website: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/LocalPrograms/Pages/TransportationAlternatives.aspx

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: Local governmental entity, regional transportation authority, transit agency, natural resource or public land agency.
  • Application information: The online application is currently closed. The link for the application when it is open can be found online.
  • Application timeline: 2015 TAP Letters of Interest (LOI) period is closed. Eligible LOIs will be notified of the application process and will be required to complete an online application by May 15, 2015. Awards are announced in August.
  • 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: Must show direct relationship to surface transportation, demonstrate a clear public benefit, local support, show safety benefit, have at least one of the eligible activities, local match must be evident, must demonstrate commitment to maintain project, and applicant must have no maintenance issues with past performance.
  • Application tips: Submit the application before the deadline.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes.
  • Advisory committee members: Made up of Office of Local Programs personnel, at least three district Transportation Alternative Program Coordinators.
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Matching policies: The state does not accept in-kind match.
  • Once your project is funded: Guidelines can be found online