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— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded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
Travis Houle
Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation
4802 Sheboygan Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
Tel: 608-266-9654
Email: travis.houle@dot.wi.gov

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
Sandi Villiesse
FHWA - WI Division
525 Junction Road, Suite 8000
Madison, WI 53717
Tel: 608-829-7519
Email: sandra.villiesse@dot.gov

State DOT Website: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/local-gov/astnce-pgms/aid/tap.aspx

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications close on 6/3/22. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: TAP projects within the jurisdiction of a Transportation Management Area (TMA) are selected at the regional level by TMAs, which are metropolitan planning organizations with a population over 200,000. 
  • Application tips: The Sponsor’s Guide to Non-Traditional Transportation Project Implementation (Sponsor’s Guide) provides information and instructions to Sponsors to help them successfully develop locally let federally funded transportation projects in accordance with Federal and State laws and regulations.
  • 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: Geographic population area, project sponsor, location, public agency contact, eligibility, project summary, project benefits (environmental, public health, economic justice, safety, economic development), local resolution of support, existing facilities and impact, school demographics (if applicable), cost estimate, project description and overview, project planning and local support, connectivity, project benefit, history of sponsor success
  • Project award minimum: None
  • Project award maximum: None
  • Typical local match: 20%

More information on WisDOT's Transportation Alternatives program can be found here.