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Program

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

Program Description

TAP funds are for the construction and planning of bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Program Eligibility

An eligible project sponsor must be a local government in the Ogden/ Layton or Salt Lake/ West Valley Urbanized Area, the department of transportation, or the transit authority. Other entities interested in applying must submit a letter in cooperation with an eligible project sponsor.

Eligible Activities

Funds may be used for the construction, planning, and design 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 that will provide safe routes for non- drivers, and transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Funding eligibility includes Safe Routes to School infrastructure projects.

Funding

By population formula, the federal government currently apportions approximately $400,000 - $500,000 in TAP funds each year to the Ogden/ Layton Urbanized Area and approximately $800,000 - $900,000 to the Salt Lake/ West Valley Urbanized Area. Applicants will be competing for funds available in the federal fiscal year 2020.

Letters of Intent

In order for the WFRC staff to recommend whether a sponsor should submit an application, the “Letter of Intent” must include the project name, project limits, a brief project description, the type of funds being sought, and an estimated cost. A list of all the projects appropriately submitted will be distributed to members of the Councils of Governments (COGs) and then reviewed by WFRC to determine program eligibility. Letters of Intent are due October 30, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This letter should be signed by the Mayor, Commissioner, or executive director of the sponsoring agency.

Applications

Sponsors of eligible projects will be notified and required to submit a new and/or updated “TAP Concept Report” and “Cost Estimation Form” for each project by January 18, 2018. These reports will be reviewed for completeness. The projects will be evaluated and scored by the WFRC staff according to the approved criteria prior to presenting information to the Technical Committees for review and recommendation. The projects and the recommendations will then be presented to the COGs for discussion and review, as well as to the WFRC Transportation Coordinating Committee (Trans Com) for recommendation to the Regional Council. TAP projects will also be presented to the Active Transportation Committee (ATC) for discussion, review, and comment prior to being presented to Trans Com.

Letter of Intent Form

Staff Contact

Ben Wuthrich