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Air Rail Highway Bike/Ped Public Transit

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) 271-3462

Transportation Alternative Program (TAP):


Training for LPA "Person in Responsible Charge"

Selected communities must designate a full-time employee as the person in responsible charge. This person must have authority to make financial decisions for the sponsoring organization. This individual must be LPA certified by the Department. If you are currently certified and seeking recertification you can request a test vs. attending the day long training. Please see links below for information:

Link for LPA Training Date, Time, Brochure and more information (LPA Slides and Agenda posted here)

TAP Round 4 Proposed Awards (Presented to the Governor's Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) on September 1, 2021).

TAP provides funds for transportation projects to meet non-motorized needs in the State through the design and construction of bike lanes, sidewalks, and on and off-road Multi-Use paths (including abandoned rail corridors) for non-motorized forms of transportation.

2021 Grant Round:

$13.4 M Total Funds (20% match required for $10.7M Fed)
4 years of funding
$1.25 M max funding per project
34 applications received requesting $25.1M in federal funds


Scoring Criteria White Paper

Project Readiness and Support 13%
Financial Readiness 15%
Feasibility 9%
Stress Analysis 12%
Improve Safety Conditions 16%
Network Connectivity 20%
RPC Rankings 15%

Prioritized TAP Awards

Map - Location of TAP applications


Ranking Town/City Application ID
1. Claremont 21-13 TAP Application
2. Nashua 21-28 TAP Application
3. Rochester 21-07 TAP Application
4. Warner 21-06 TAP Application
5. Manchester 21-08 TAP Application
6. Laconia 21-01 TAP Application
7. Concord 21-14 TAP Application
8. Merrimack 21-26 TAP Application
9. Waterville Valley 21-05 TAP Application
10. Rye 21-31 TAP Application
11. Derry 21-15 TAP Application
12. Keene 21-19 TAP Application
13. Newport 21-17 TAP Application
14. Gorham 21-18 TAP Application
15. Durham 21-23 TAP Application
16. Dover 21-16 TAP Application
17. Hopkinton 21-20 TAP Application
18. Plymouth 21-30 TAP Application
19. Berlin 21-22 TAP Application
20. Windham 21-33 TAP Application
21. Bradford 21-11 TAP Application
22. Salem 21-32 TAP Application
23. Henniker 21-21 TAP Application
24. New Boston 21-29 TAP Application
25. Litchfield 21-24 TAP Application
26. Belmont 21-10 TAP Application
27. Moultonborough 21-27 TAP Application
28. Hinsdale 21-09 TAP Application
29. Wilton 21-34 TAP Application
30. Amherst 21-25 TAP Application
31. Bedford 21-04 TAP Application
32. Bristol 21-12 TAP Application
33. Pelham 21-03 TAP Application
34. Northumberland 21-02 TAP Application







Brookline finishing touches.

The Transportation Alternatives
Program (TAP) reimburses
local communities for up to
80 percent of the costs for
pedestrian and bicycling projects.





Site updated February 15, 2022

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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