Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Texas' Brays Bayou Greenway Trail in Hermann Park | Courtesy Bob Bohmer Photography

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Texas.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Bonnie Sherman
TA/SRTS Program Manager
Department of Transportation
125 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701-2483
Tel: (512) 486‐5972
Email: Bonnie.Sherman@txdot.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Mike Leary
TE Program Contact
TX Division
Federal Office Building
300 East 8th St Room 826
Austin, TX 78701
Tel: 512-536-5940
Fax: 512-536-5990
Email: michael.leary@dot.gov

Genevieve Bales
TE Program Contact
TX Division
Federal Office Building
Austin, TX 78701
Tel: 512-536-5941
Fax: 512-536-5990
Email: genevieve.bales@dot.gov

State DOT Website: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/public-transportation/local-assistance.html

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • TA program structure: Statewide program that has a competitive selection process for potential projects. This call for projects is limited to eligible project sponsors and projects from non-urban areas with populations of 5,000 or less and urban areas with populations of 5,001 to 200,000 that are outside 2010 U.S. Census Urbanized Area boundaries with populations over 200,000.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resources or public lands agencies, schools, tribal governments, and any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails.
  • Application information: Application (project nomination form) info can be found online.
  • Application timeline: The application is due by May 4th 2015.
  • Application components: Project and Contact information, project type, project location, project description, project relevancy to TAP criteria, project cost form, signature page, detailed budget and match to be provided, detailed map, meeting minutes, letters of support, relevant project information, and resolution.
  • Selection criteria: Recommendations from the director of the division responsible for administering the TAP, the potential benefit to the state of the project, and whether the project enhances the surface transportation system.
  • Application tips:
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes, a Project Evaluation Committee.
  • Advisory committee members: TxDOT staff.
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None.
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Matching policies: The local funding match is a cash match or an approved in-kind contribution provided by or through the project sponsor. If the project sponsor is proposing an in-kind contribution as a portion of the match, it must be included at the time of project submission and the project sponsor must provide evidence of costs incurred or fair market value of costs to be incurred as in-kind contributions.
  • Once your project is funded: Written guidelines for project implementation are available online.