Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program


OPEN: Call for Projects announced - May 8, 2017

The 2017 and 2018 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program Call for Projects is now open. The TA Program, as administered by KDOT, provides funding for a variety of alternative transportation projects, including pedestrian and bicycle facilities; infrastructure for non-driver access to public transportation; projects that enhance mobility; improve the scenic or environmental, or archaeological assets in our state; Safe Routes to School projects; and others. An estimated $18 million in federal funds are anticipated to be available over the course of two Calendar Years. All selected projects will be required to meet a 20% local cash match.

KDOT hosted a workshop on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at KDOT headquarters in Topeka (700 SW Harrison St, Topeka, KS 66603) for eligible Project Sponsors to cover the parameters of the TA Program. At the workshop, we reviewed changes since the last Call for Projects and held a general Q&A session. Immediately following, subject matter experts answered project-specific questions based on the Project Category being applied for.

The slides from this workshop can be found HERE.

Submitted applications will be taken through a competitive, multi-phase selection process.  We anticipate announcing awards in the fall of 2017.

Transportation Alternatives Program Guidance & Application Packet

We have developed extensive guidance on the program to assist eligible Project Sponsors in compiling and completing your applications. This guidance includes descriptions of eligible projects, project sponsors, MPO requirements (as applicable), funding, local match requirements, and the project scoring, review and selection process. Please be sure to read the Guidance in its entirety. 

Please view and download the following items and use them to guide you through the development of your project--from application to completion:

TA Program Guidance & Application Packet (2017/2018)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (updated 5/17/2017)

TA Program Application Form (2017/2018)

Site Visit Guide and Scorecard

Example Resolution of Support

KDOT District Maps and Area Office Contacts

More information on the Transportation Alternatives Program can be found on the Federal Highway Administration’s TA Program website.                    

**Please note that some changes were made specific to this KDOT Call for Projects, and that we will be ranking your applications based on the criteria and eligibility outlined in our Guidance.**