Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Washington's Burke-Gilman Trail | Photo by Mark Samia

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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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 Washington.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Dave Kaiser
Washington State Department of Transportation
PO Box 47390
Olympia, WA 98504
Tel: 360-705-7381
Email: kaiserd@wsdot.wa.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Joel Barnett
FHWA - WA Division
711 S Capitol Way
Olympia, WA 98501
Tel: (360) 534-9323
Email: joel.barnett@dot.gov

State DOT Website: https://wsdot.wa.gov/business-wsdot/support-local-programs/funding-programs/transportation-alternatives

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: Transportation Alternatives (TA) projects and activities encompass smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrians and bicycle facilities, historic preservation, safe routes to school and other transportation-related activities.
  • Application tips: TAP funds on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and improved mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental remediation. RTP funds do not support new trail development (unless related to an existing trail), planning, feasibility studies or sidewalks/urban trails.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local governments, Regional transportation authorities, Transit agencies, Natural resource or public land agencies, School districts/local education agencies/schools, Tribal governments and any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails that the State determines to be eligible (WSDOT and non-profits are no longer eligible sponsors).
  • Application components: Each RTPO has their own application requirements.
  • Selection criteria: Each RTPO sets its own selection criteria based on regional priorities
  • Project award minimum: None.
  • Project award maximum: None
  • Match requirement: 13.5%

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