Transportation Alternatives Program

Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program

The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) Program formerly known as the Transportation Alternatives Program or TAP provides funds for the construction of pedestrian & bicycle facilities, improved access to public transportation, creation of safe routes to school, the preservation of historic transportation structures, environmental mitigation and the creation of trail projects that serve a transportation purpose while promoting safety and mobility.

Eligible applicants include local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, local education agencies, or schools, and tribal governments.

Click here for the TA Set-Aside Program Guidance.

Additional information may be found on the PA Department of Transportation website.

An important change to the program includes the requirement for project sponsors to meet with the Rural Planning Organization (RPO) and PennDOT District Office staff to discuss the project application.  Additional points may be awarded for doing so prior to the application submission. Those contacts within the Northwest RPO region include myself here at the Northwest Commission at or by phone at 814-677-4800 x111, Lyndsie DeVito at District 1 for projects in Crawford, Forest, Venango, and Warren counties or Jason Barkey at District 10 for Clarion County. Contact information for Lyndsie and Jason is included on page 38 of the guidance document.

SharePoint Accounts 

SharePoint accounts are required for users that wish to create, view, edit or submit a TA Set-Aside application.  If you do not have a SharePoint account, you must use the Register a New User link on the left side of this page to sign up.

As you begin to work through the application process, please be sure to review the Troubleshooting Tips, which discusses commonly-encountered questions during your initial login to SharePoint.

This website and application are best viewed in Internet Explorer or Edge. If you’re using Google Chrome, please see the Using Chrome link on the left side of this page for instructions on downloading a recommended add-on that will make Chrome compatible with the application process.