Pennsylvania Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program

Project sponsors must meet with their Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) or Rural Planning Organization (RPO) staff to discuss their project application. Project sponsors that meet with their MPO/RPO (Planning Partner) and District prior to submitting an application will receive additional points during statewide application scoring.

2018 TA Set-Aside Statewide Projects

County Project Name Amount
Bucks Shady Retreat SRTS Trail $985,000
Lower Makefield Twp Community Trail Connection $700,000
Aquetong Park Segment – Route 202 Cross-County Trail $1,000,000
Chester Route 82 Crosswalks and Sidewalk $750,000
State Road Sidewalks $1,280,300
My School on the Move Program $111,000
Delaware Octoraro Trail Construction – Phase 1 $1,163,000
Walkable Chadds Ford $1,000,000
Media Borough Ridge Road Stormwater Improvements $400,000
Montgomery Corinthian Trail $739,704
Limekiln Pike Multimodal Safety Initiatives $750,000
Lower Salford Sidewalk for SR 113 and Park Ave $505,000
I Love You and Your Brain Too – Bike Helmet Safety $51,000
Kriebel Road Trail $846,000
Main Street Pedestrian Improvements $681,442
Whitepain Twp. Trail Network – Core Connector III $641,552
Philadelphia North Broad Street - Vision Zero Priority Corridor $700,000
Blvd Pedestrian Safety & Direct Bus Improvements $1,000,000
Broad & Locust Modified Urban Intersection $1,000,000
Cramp Elementary School Traffic Safety Improvements $995,000
Frankford & Belgrade Improvements $300,000
Franklin Square Pedestrian Access Project $432,000
Manayunk Canal Lower Locks Preservation Project $1,000,000
Mid-Block Crossing in University City $1,000,000
South Broad Street Sidepath, Phase 1 $997,000
Riverfront Gateway Sidewalk Project $1,000,000
Montco/Phila City Avenue Lighting Project $986,715

2018 TA Set-Aside Regional Projects

County Project Name Amount
Bucks Neshaminy Greenway Trail (Core Creek Park to Woodbourne Road) $995,000
Iron Work Creek Sidewalk $894,000
Chester Kennett Area Safer Active Transportation Routes $915,000
Paoli Trail, Segment A $483,000
Delaware Pennsy Trail - Phase II Improvements $1,163,000
Montgomery Jenkintown to Pennypack Trail $715,000
Parkside Cynwyd Trail Extension $534,000
Philadelphia North Broad Street - Vision Zero Priority Corridor $300,000
Renewing Philadelphia's Historic Streets $1,000,000
Restoration of Historic Shawmont Station $1,000,000

Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TA Set-Aside)

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT's) Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TA Set-Aside) funding application will be open from July 10, 2017 to September 22, 2017. Approximately more than $11 million will be available for the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania region, and approximately $55 million will be available statewide.

Examples of eligible TA Set-Aside projects included bicycle or pedestrian facilities, conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails, overlooks and viewing areas, historic preservation and rehab of historic transportation facilities, vegetation management, and wildlife mortality mitigation projects, among other types.

Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, local education agencies, or schools, and tribal governments were eligible to apply for the competitive TA Set-Aside funds.

TA Set-Aside application link and PennDOT's TA Set-Aside website for further information and program guidance can be found below. Please direct program questions to Joe Banks at or 215-238-2898.

Additional Notes

Recreational Trails Program remains unchanged from SAFETEA-LU. The process is still administered through DCNR’s Community Recreation and Conservation Program, which is conducted annually.

There are several Transportation Enhancement activities that are no longer eligible under the Transportation Alternatives Program:

  • Safety and educational activities for pedestrians and bicycles for non-SRTS projects.
  • Acquisition of scenic easements and scenic or historic sites.
  • Scenic or historic highway programs (including visitor and welcome centers).
  • Historic preservation as an independent activity unrelated to historic transportation facilities.
  • Operation of historic transportation facilities.
  • Archaeological planning and research undertaken for proactive planning. This category now must be used only as mitigation for highway projects.
  • Transportation museums.