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multi-use path, sidewalk, pedestrial crossingWelcome to the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)!

The goal of the federally-funded Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is to provide choices for non-motorized users that are safe, reliable, and convenient.

TAP was created under a federal law known as Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) to consolidate many stand-alone programs into a single, more flexible program. Programs replaced by TAP are Safe Routes to School, Recreational Trails, Transportation Enhancement, and Scenic and Cultural Byways. The Recreational Trails Program is administered by the Department of Resource and Economic Development.

Thomas Jameson, PE, Program Manager
Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance
(603) 271-3344 or -3462

Moving Toward a Balanced Transportation System

transportation alternatives program logo

Current Events:

TAP Competitive Selection Round Now CLOSED

A total of 42 applications were submitted and are now being reviewed by the appropriate Regional Planning Commission (RPC). The RPC's will score and rank their projects, then submit the rankings to NH Department of Transportation to be used as part of the overall scoring. RPC ranking will be finalized over the next six weeks and the overall scoring will be completed in December of this year. Awards are planned to be announced in January 2015.

The Department created the Transportation Alternative Program Advisory Committee (TAPAC) to assist with selecting TAP projects. The selection committee used Decision Lens software to create and weigh criteria that is being used in the selection process.

Transportation Alternative Program (TAP)

The NH Department of Transportation has developed the guidelines and procedures for TAP funding for local projects. The Department created the Transportation Alternative Program Advisory Committee (TAPAC) to assist the Department with scoring potential TAP applications. The Department is using Decision Lens software to create and weigh criteria used in the selection process. The TAPAC created six scoring criteria and then weighted them to be used by a separate scoring committee. The criteria developed are as follows:

  • Potential for success
  • Safety
  • Socioeconomic Benefits
  • Project Connectivity
  • RPC/MPO Ranking
  • Multi-Modal Connection

List of TAPAC Members
Notes of TAPAC May 21, 2014 Meeting
Notes of June 18, 2014 Meeting
Notes of June 25, 2014 Meeting


Managing a Federal Aid Project

Pre-Application Information Meeting September 2014


TAP Guidance LOI

TAP Application

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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