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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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.
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State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Pam Liston
Local Assistance Division
Department of Transportation
1401 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219
Tel: 804-786-2734

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Richard Duran
FHWA - VA Division
400 North 8th St, Room 750
Richmond, VA 23240
Tel: 804-775-3381

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: Projects must go through a competitive selection process. TA applications are accessible through VDOT's Smart Portal. Applicants can access program guidance on the Local Assistance website.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts or local education agencies, tribal governments, applicants within Large Urbanized Areas (MPOs/RPCs)
  • Application information: The application can be found online, all applicants must first complete a pre-application.
  • Application components: Project sponsor, ability to provide match/funding plan, TA eligibility, project description, LAP certification, cost estimates, public involvement, sketch, readiness to proceed, local resolution of support and MPO endorsement if applicable.
  • Selection criteria: Funding plan, readiness to process, project benefit
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Advisory committee members: All applications are reviewed by VDOT staff. Commonwealth Transportation Board members make selections for non-TMA funding
  • Project award minimum: None
  • Project award maximum: $1,000,000
  • Typical local match: 20%
  • Matching policies: VDOT allows the use of third-party contributions

More information on VDOT's Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside is available here.