This is a two-part online discussion of the Transportation Alternatives (TA) program, the country’s largest source of federal funding for trails, walking and biking. In the first session, we discussed the fundamentals of TA, including the program’s history, what projects are eligible and how funds can be used. This webinar is perfect for those new to TA; join us to learn more about the program, how to access these funds and updated guidance from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
- Join us for Part 2 of this discussion on March 9, 2023: Accessing Federal Trail Funding: Innovations in Transportation Alternatives. You can register at this link: https://railstotrails-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYucOGqqTkpHNcNSqyDl5XU63vYm7pqtQwb
This online dialogue is brought to you by the TrailNation Collaborative. During these highly interactive, 60–90-minute virtual gatherings, advocates, leaders and professionals come together to tackle critical and emerging topics. Dialogues will feature brief presentations and case studies on the subject matter at hand, followed by guided discussions to brainstorm ideas, best practices and solutions.
- Mary Ellen Koontz, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Marianne Fowler, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Christopher Douwes, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- TrailNation Collaborative: This online dialogue is an event of the TrailNation Collaborative. To learn more about other events and opportunities for interaction, check out our website: https://www.railstotrails.org/our-work/trailnation/collaborative/
- Not yet a member of the collaborative? Sign up here: https://www.railstotrails.org/collabsignup
- Check out the federal funding resources on railstotrails.org: https://www.railstotrails.org/policy/funding/#sources
- The TrailNation Playbook provides practices and strategies for developing trail networks: https://www.railstotrails.org/our-work/trailnation/playbook/
- Curious how your state is utilizing TA? Explore the Transportation Alternatives Data Exchange (TRADE) and view the interactive map: https://www.railstotrails.org/policy/trade/
- Check out FHWA’s Transportation Alternatives website (including their 2022 webinar on guidance) https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/transportation_alternatives/
- Transportation Alternatives suballocation:https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/transportation_alternatives/guidance/ta_guidance_2022.pdf#page=12
- Find your state's Transportation Alternatives Coordinator contacts here: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/transportation_alternatives/state_contacts.cfm