Starting July 10, HATS will accept applications for the latest round of the Transportation Alternative Set-Aside(formerly known as the Transportation Alternatives Program or TAP).

The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside provides funding to build bicycle and pedestrian facilities, facilitate rail-trail conversion, rehabilitate or preserve historic transportation facilities, and create safe routes to schools. 

Project sponsors are responsible for pre-construction costs, with TA Set-Aside funding covering construction costs. Projects must range between $50,000 and $1,000,000, with funding awarded through a competitive selection process. 

Particular emphasis will be given to projects that are “justifiably deliverable” within the first two years of the 2019 TIP and projects that focus on pedestrian and bicycle safety. Project applications are due September 22.

PennDOT will conduct an informational webinar for potential project sponsors on July 13 at 1 p.m. We strongly encourage all potential project sponsors to participate in the webinar.

Information and application materials, as well as webinar access instructions, can be found on PennDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Website

If you have additional questions, please email Andrew Bomberger or call 717-234-2639.

Applications for Multimodal Transportation Fund grants from the Commonwealth Financing Authority are being accepted through July 31.

The grants encourage economic development and help to ensure a safe and reliable transportation system.

Funds may be used to develop, rehabilitate or enhance streetscapes, lighting, sidewalks, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.

Click here for more information.