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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.

Moving Toward a Balanced Transportation System

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

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Application Process, Step 3

Applications must be submitted on or before September 26, 2014.

TAP Application

All applications will be scored by a scoring committee using "Decision Lens" software. Projects will be ranked and funds will be awarded based on rankings until funding runs out.

TAP Presentation Slides

Managing a Federal Aid Project

Pre-Application Information MeetingSeptember 2014

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


TAP Guidance LOI

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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