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
|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|
|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
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-238-2898.
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.
- FHWA Transportation Alternatives Guidance
- FHWA Bicycle and Pedestrian Guidance Information
- PennDOT Design Manuals and Project Development Process
- Publication 13M (DM-2) [pdf]
- Publication 740 - Local Project Delivery Manual [pdf]
- Purchase AASHTO Bike Guide
- PA Trail Design and Development [pdf]
- The Circuit Trails