What are Transportation Alternatives?
Communities across America have access to Transportation Alternatives (TA) funds from the federal government to expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life, and protect the environment. The Transportation Alternatives program was established by Congress in 2012, and is funded through a proportional set-aside of the core Federal-aid Highway Program. Eligible activities include most activities historically funded as "Transportation Enhancements," the Recreational Trails Program, and the Safe Routes to School program.
At the Transportation Alternatives Data Exchange @ Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, we help stakeholders at the Federal, State, and local level understand and implement this program. Follow the links to learn the basics of the TA program or to access state-specific information.
- Learn the Basics of TA
- Access state-specific information
- See TA FY13 apportionments and regional suballocations
- See TA FY14 apportionments and suballocations
- Download documents online
Federal legislation related to TA is accessible through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) TA Web site.
Detailed tracking of the Recreational Trails Program can be found at the Recreational Trails Program Database.