Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program


2020 TA Project Awards announced.

The Federal Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program Call for Projects is closed. See the awarded projects announcement in the link above.

The Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program Call for 2020 Projects is closed.

KDOT’s TA Program provides funding for a variety of alternative transportation projects. These include the construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities and infrastructure for non-driver access to public transportation, projects that enhance safety and mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders, projects that improve scenic or environmental assets in our state, Safe Routes to School projects, and more. An estimated $7 million in federal funds are anticipated to be available to award for Federal Fiscal Year 2020. All selected projects will be required to meet a minimum 20% local cash match.

All submitted applications will go through the same competitive, multi-phase selection process. More details can be found in the 2020 TA Program Guide. The Guide provides guidance on the program to assist eligible Project Sponsors in compiling and completing your applications. This guidance includes descriptions of eligible projects, project sponsors, MPO requirements (as applicable), funding, local match requirements, and the project scoring, review and selection process. Please be sure to read the Guidance in its entirety. 

UPDATE: KDOT hosted two TA Application workshops to cover the parameters of the TA Program. At the workshop, applicants reviewed program requirements and eligibilities, changes since the last Call for Projects and participated in an open Q&A session. You can view the workshop slides by clicking the link below.

NEW TA Workshop Slides 

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – Call for 2020 Projects announced, and website will be live with program guidance materials and the project application form.
  • TA Program Workshops – KDOT will host two workshops to inform applicants about program requirements and expectations. Attendees will also review a demo application packet, cover any changes from previous rounds of TA funding, and participate in open and one-on-one Q&A session. Space is limited so please RSVP by 4 pm on Friday, July 6, 2018 to or (785) 296-7448 and indicate which workshop you would like to attend.
    • Topeka: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – TA Workshop at Eisenhower State Office Building’s 4th Floor Auditorium, 700 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603
    • Salina: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm – TA Workshop at KDOT’s District 2 Headquarters’ conference room, 1006 N. Third, Salina, KS 67401.
  • Monday, September 10, 2018 – Applications are due. Please submit 1 paper copy and 1 digital copy in PDF format on a USB flash drive, mailed to KDOT headquarters:
    • Attn: Matthew Messina, 700 SW Harrison St. 2nd Floor, Topeka, KS 66603.
  • October 2018 – November 2018 – KDOT staff will conduct Site Visits for all eligible projects.
  • December 2018 – Project selections and public announcement of awards.

Please view and download the following items and use them to guide you through the development of your project--from application to completion:

2020 TA Program Guide

2020 TA Project Application Form

Example Resolution of Support

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Site Visit Guide and Scorecard

KDOT District Maps and Area Office Contacts

More information on the Transportation Alternatives Program can be found on the Federal Highway Administration’s TA Program website.                    

**Please note that some changes were made specific to this KDOT Call for Projects, and that we will be ranking your applications based on the criteria and eligibility outlined in our Guidance.**