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More than $13 million approved for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

August 4, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced approximately $13 million in funding will go toward 27 Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) projects around the state. TAP allocates federal funds to transportation improvement projects that expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life and protect the environment. Many TAP projects enhance non-motorized forms of transportation like biking and walking.

TAP is a legislative program that was authorized in 2012 by federal transportation legislation, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). TAP combines three programs that were separate under previous legislation: Safe Routes to School, Transportation Enhancements, and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program.

TAP is a reimbursement program. Local sponsors incur authorized costs and are reimbursed on a periodic basis and/or upon project completion. TAP is not retroactive, so costs incurred prior to authorization will not be reimbursed. TAP projects are generally funded 80 percent federally, with a 20 percent local match. Federal funds are capped at the award amount listed in the table below.

State Fiscal Year 2014-2018 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Awards
Project Description
Winnebago County
Connecting People And Communities: Winnebago County Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
St Croix County
St Croix County Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
Dane County
Lower Yahara River Trail Lake-span Boardwalk
Village of Osceola
Osceola Sidewalk Improvements
Waukesha County
Waukesha To Brookfield Connector Bicycle-Pedestrian Facility
City of Beloit
Powerhouse Riverwalk
East Central WI Regional Planning Commission
East Central WI Regional Safe Routes To School Program
La Crosse County
La Crosse County Safe Routes To School Non-Infrastructure Program
West Central WI Regional Planning Commission
West Central WI Regional Safe Routes to School Plan
North Central WI Regional Planning Commission
North Central WI Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Alternative Transportation Plan
City of Menomonie
Junction Trail I-94 Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge
City of Madison
Capital City Path Segments 4-6
City of La Crosse
VIP Trail Expansion/Extension
City of Glenwood City
Glenwood City Safe Routes to School Improvements
Village of Allouez
Webster Elementary - Safe Routes to School
City of Oak Creek
City Of Oak Creek Safe Routes To School Planning Project
Milwaukee Public Schools
Safe Routes To School Education Projects
Wauwatosa School District
Neighborhood Safe Routes Collaboration
Milwaukee County Parks Department
Bicycle-Pedestrian Connectivity In Root River Parkway & Surrounding Areas
City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Parks
City/County Coordinated Trail And Bicycle Facilities Plan
City of Milwaukee
Citywide Bicycle Parking Program
City of Milwaukee
Interactive Bicycle Mapping Applications
City of Milwaukee
N. Emmber Lane And N. Plankinton Avenue Bridges Bicycle Plating
City of Wauwatosa
Wauwatosa Bike Share
Village of Shorewood
Milwaukee Bike Share, Shorewood
City of Milwaukee
Safe Routes To School Policy And School-Specific Plans Development
City of West Allis
Milwaukee Bike Share, West Allis

More TAP information can be found on the WisDOT website.

For more information, contact:   
Tressie Kamp, WisDOT Multi-Modal program manager
(608) 266-3973,



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