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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

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 below. Each application is book-marked for easy navigation. At the end of each application is a project map. The Department will be scoring all the TAP applications at the end of November. Those scores will be used to rank the projects from 1 to 38. The final ranking will be submitted in December to the Commissioner of DOT for final approval.


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

Round 3 Application Guidance



TAP Workshop Power Point

Please read the Round 3 Application Guidance carefully for submission guidelines.

TAP is currently authorized under the new FAST-ACT (Fixing America's Surface Transportation System Act). Created under MAP21 (Moving for Progress in the 21st Century), TAP combines a number of individual federal programs into a single, more flexible program. The formerly separate programs include Transportation Enhancement (TE), Safe Routes to School (SRTS), and Scenic Byways.

New Hampshire’s annual allocation for TAP is approximately $3.2M ($2.6M Federal). Two years of funding will be awarded in this round. The overall purpose of TAP is to foster non-motorized transportation infrastructure that is safe, in good physical condition, and accessible.

Projects are limited to the following eligible activities:

  • Construction, planning, and design of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other users of non-motorized forms.
  • Construction, planning, and design of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs.
  • Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-motorized transportation users.
  • SRTS infrastructure activities eligible under §1404 of SAFETEA–LU (20% match required).

Funding Limitations:

  • Minimum project limit is $400,000 (total dollars) – ($320,000 federal)
  • Maximum project limit is $1,000,000 (total dollars) – ($800,000 federal)
  • Project will require at least a 20% match provided by the applicant


Thomas Jameson, P.E.
TAP Program Manager
Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance
NH Department of Transportation
Phone: 271-3462

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 will be scheduled in the Spring of 2019. (no date has been scheduled at this time) 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).

If you have any questions on the TAP application process please feel free to call or email either:

Thomas Jameson, P.E.
TAP Program Manager
NH Department of Transportation


John Corrigan
Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance
Phone: 271-1980

List of TAPAC Members

Managing A Federal Aid Project



Site updated November 2, 2018

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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