Encourage your town/borough to apply for federal funding for new bike/ped facilities

by | June 19, 2017 | Biking the Suburbs, Connecting Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Network, Featured | 3 comments

Bicycle Coalition

In early July, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin accepting applications for the “Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program” (TA Set-Aside). This was previously known as the “Transportation Alternatives Program” (TAP).

The TA Set-Aside will function largely as TAP funding used to, with most changes being procedural. As such, the funding will continue to come from federal highway and transit resources. These funds are for community-based “non traditional” projects that are geared towards strengthening the nation’s intermodal transportation system. Resources are often used to build pedestrian, bicycle, and transit-access facilities.

The TA Set-Aside will bring more than $11 million to the 9-county Philadelphia region.

If you know of a project in your area that could benefit from this, we encourage you to reach out to your local mayor, councilmembers, planners or commissioners and encourage them to contact DVRPC to inquire about this grant opportunity.  You can also attend a webinar on July 13th to learn more about the TAP Set Aside program. Link here.

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3 Comments
  1. Matt

    Is the 2017 program only for PA communities, or NJ as well?

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  2. Matt

    Thanks for the prompt and helpful response! NOT! >:[

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  3. Randy LoBasso

    Hi Matt: This is a Pennsylvania-only set-aside. If you do not receive a response on a blog comment in the future, please email bike@bicyclecoalition.org.

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