Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Utah's Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park | Photo by TrailLink user darynlisa

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Utah.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Ivan Hartle
Utah Dept. of Transportation
4501 S 2700 W, Box 143600
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Tel: 801-633-3553
Email: ihartle@utah.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Jennifer Elsken
FHWA - UT Division
2520 West 4700 South
Suite 9A
Salt Lake City, UT 84118
Tel: 801-955-3528
Email: jennifer.elsken@dot.gov

State DOT Website: https://udot.utah.gov/connect/business/public-entities/local-government-program-assistance/

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Project selection cycle occurs every other year. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: The Transportation Alternatives Program supports projects that enhance safety and expand options for non-drivers, mitigate environmental impacts and convert former interstate facilities to new uses.
  • Application tips: Letters of Intent are required in
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local government, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, and tribal governments
  • Application components: Project narrative, cost estimate, sponsor letters of fund match and financial commitment and community support.
  • Selection criteria: Anticipated benefits for the community, whether a project is eligible under multiple TE categories, environmental impact, fit with comprehensive planning goals, geographic location, need for TE funds to complete project, maintenance commitment, relationship to other projects, project innovation, secured matching funds, and sponsor record.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Advisory committee members: The committee is composed of 6 UDOT staff (Department Region Program Managers, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, and Landscape Architect), a Transportation Commissioner, a representative from the Department of Parks and Recreation, two private citizens, and a representative from a local government. Non-voting members include, representatives from MPOs and FHWA, and the UDOT Local Government Programs Planner.
  • Project award minimum: $100,000
  • Project award maximum: $500,000
  • Match requirement: 20%

More information on Utah's TA program can be found here.