Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

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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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Rhode Island.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Tom Queenan
Program Development
Two Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-4203
Fax: 401-277-2207
Email: Tqueen@dot.ri.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Corey Bobba
TE Program Contact
RI Division
380 Westminster Mall
Room 547
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-528-4577
Fax: 401-528-4542
Email: Corey.Bobba@dot.gov

State DOT Website: http://www.dot.state.ri.us/engineering/intermod/index.asp

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: The program is run through a state-level TE Office. The state uses a competitive selection process, and funds are distributed directly by the state TE Office. (Please note that this is a reimbursement program, not a grant program. Project sponsors pay 100 percent of all costs up-front and are reimbursed for allowable costs.)
  • Who is eligible to apply: Any interested organization, including: Municipality, State agency or NGO.
  • Application information: The application form is available online. The TE Office offers application training to individual applicants on request.
  • Application timeline: The project selection cycle typically occurs every 2-3 years. The next call for proposals is to be determined.
  • Application components: Project narrative and budget.
  • Selection criteria: The state considers proposals for all 12 TE categories. Selection criteria include: public demand for the project; relationship of the project to the intermodal transportation system; and, significance of the project.
  • Application tips: The TE program funds project design, engineering and construction.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes. The committee serves in an advisory capacity to the RIDOT Director of Transportation.
  • Advisory committee members: The committee members are appointed by the RIDOT Director.
  • Project award minimum: $100,000
  • Project award maximum: None
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Matching policies: The state does accept in-kind match. The TE Office encourages the use of community resources, such as municipal staff time, labor, and materials.
  • Once your project is funded: The TE Office provides guidance on implementation for the project sponsors. The TE Office offers training sessions on implementation and is in the process of developing a manual covering implementation requirements for use by local public agencies.