The 2017 Transportation Enhancements and Alternatives Spending Report is published by the Transportation Alternatives Data Exchange @ Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (TrADE @ RTC). The data-driven report analyzes states' use of federal transportation funding from 1992 through 2017. The 2017 report is a complete update and supersedes all previous editions.
Lessons from FY 2017
With a new federal transportation bill, the FAST Act, implemented beginning in FY 2016, FY 2017 was another year of transition. States continued to spend remaining TE and TAP funds and concurrently began to take advantage of newly available TASA funds. At the same time, in FY 2017, 21 states transferred $111 million in TAP/TASA to the Surface Transportation Program/Block Grant Program and the Highway Safety Improvement Program (see Table 8 for more detail)—which was almost 15 percent of all funds apportioned that year.
The mission of the Transportation Alternatives Data Exchange at the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is to track Transportation Enhancements, Transportation Alternatives Program and Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside implementation. TrADE provides a web-accessible database and annual report on national and state-by-state funding and expenditures. Through TrADE, RTC’s goal is to make Transportation Alternatives the most accountable and transparent transportation funding source in the United States.
Visit http://trade.railstotrails.org to access our data and publications.