Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Vermont's Island Line Rail Trail | Photo by TrailLink user tgmahoney

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Vermont.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Scott Robertson
Local Transportation Facilities
Vermont Agency of Transportation
1 National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05633-5001
Tel: 802-828-5799

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Christopher Jolly
FHWA - VT Division
Federal Building
Montpelier, VT 05601
Tel: 802-828-4572

State DOT Website:

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications close on 12/14/22. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhancing mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation, trails that serve a transportation purpose, and safe routes to school projects.
  • Application tips: It is strongly recommended that an official representative of the applicant attend the pre-application workshop to fully understand requirements associated with federal-aid projects
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local government, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, non-profit partners, and tribal governments
  • Application components: Regional planning commission (RPC) support, documented public support, project description, location, public involvement, ROW, match and other funding sources
  • Selection criteria: Description of project, feasibility, local need, project benefit, cost, eligibility 
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes.
  • Advisory committee members: VTrans Municipal Assistance Section, the VTrans Bicycle & Pedestrian, Agency of Natural Resources, and Regional Planning Commission representatives.
  • Project award minimum: $20,000
  • Project award maximum: $300,000
  • Match policies: 20%

More information on VTrans TA program can be found here.