Transportation Enhancement Projects Now Under the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
The Transportation Alternatives Program 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.
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program Now has its own Website!
The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) established the CMAQ Program, substantially expanding the focus and purpose of Federal transportation funding and programs to address air quality. The program continued under the current Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, or TEA-21.
CMAQ specifically provides assistance for air quality improvement and congestion mitigation projects in urbanized areas which have been identified as nonattainment.