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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) 271-3462

Nine Local Projects Selected for Transportation Alternatives Program Funds
Total of $5.7 Million Awarded for Sidewalks, Multi-Use Paths, and Rail Trails

Projects submitted by 9 New Hampshire cities and towns have been selected to receive a total of $5.7 million in funding from the NHDOT’s 2018 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) selection round.

TAP provides funding for alternative transportation projects, such as on-and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, rail trail improvements, and safe routes to school projects.

A total of 38 applications were submitted for TAP funds totaling $22.6 million federal dollars. Criteria for scoring by the New Hampshire TAP Scoring Committee included safety, potential for success, connectivity, socioeconomic benefits, and regional priorities.

The following projects were selected for funding:

Town Project Fed $
Franklin Construct a pedestrian walkway on the existing Trestle Bridge over the Winnipesaukee River to connect to the Mill City Park Trail. $512,000.00
Jaffrey Construct and reconstruct sidewalks, crosswalks and bike lanes on Stratton Rd. and Peterborough St. $642,894.00
Keene Construct roadway and streetscape improvements on Marlboro St. and construct a multi-use trail connection to the Cheshire Rail Trail $478,400.00
Londonderry Construct a 1 mile multi-use path along the side of Harvey Rd. Webster Rd, and Grenier Field Rd. $800,000.00
Manchester Construct ADA compliant pedestrian bicycle trail along Perimeter Rd., South Willow St. and Harvey Road. $800,000.00
Nashua Upgrade sidewalks to ADA standards and create bicycle lanes on Lock Street and Whitney Street. $799,179.00
New Castle Construct bicycle shoulders and sidewalk along Wentworth Road, NH 1B from Beach Hill Rd. To Neals Pit Lane. $322,400.00
Northumberland Upgrade 6,300 LF of sidewalk to ADA standards $800,000.00
Swanzey Construct multi-use path on abandoned rail corridor in two locations. Improve Ashuelot Trail on west side of town and improve Cheshire trail east side of town. $600,000.00

These local projects are subject to Governor and Council approval and require a minimum 20% local match in funding.

2018 Round 3 TAP Applications(Each application is bookmarked for easy navigation)

Round 3, Transportation Alternative Program:

The 2018 TAP application round ended September 7, 2018. The Department received applications from 38 communities. The submitted applications can be viewed in the link above. Each application is book-marked for easy navigation. At the end of each application is a project map. The Department scored all the TAP applications in November of 2018. Those scores ranked the projects from 1 to 38. The final ranking was submitted in December to the Commissioner of DOT for final approval. Final approval was given by the Commissioner January 22, 2019.

Brookline finishing touches.

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

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 the authority to make financial decisions for the sponsoring organization. This individual must also be LPA certified by the Department. Our next LPA Certification Training is scheduled for April 23, 2020. It is one full day, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and there is no cost. Anyone that is seeking recertification can request a test vs. attending the day long training. Please follow the link below (Registration information).



List of TAPAC Members

Managing A Federal Aid Project

Site updated January 30, 2020

New Hampshire Department of Transportation
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