The Missouri Department of Transportation is now seeking projects to be funded using 2017 Rural Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). This program call will award $7.6 million of federal TAP funds. LPAs that reside within the Metropolitan Planning Organizations of OTO, MARC, and East-west Gateway are not eligible for this program call.
Eligible projects include:
- Construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation, including sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals, traffic calming techniques, lighting, and other safety-related infrastructure, and transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990;
- Construction 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 trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-motorized transportation users; and
- Construction of infrastructure-related projects to improve the ability of students to walk and bicycle to school, including sidewalk improvements, traffic calming and speed reduction improvements, pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements, on-street bicycle facilities, off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities, secure bicycle parking facilities, and traffic diversion improvements in the vicinity of schools.
Awarded projects will be funded with 80 percent federal funds and require a minimum 20 percent cash local match.Links to the Program Guide and Nomination Form:
Application packets are due to the district offices by November 1, 2016. Awards are anticipated to be made in January of 2017.
For additional information contact Mid-MO RPC staff at 573-657-9779 or Elizabeth.Prestwood@modot.mo.gov 417-829-8016.